San Diego County

Man Accused of Killing Brother on Rural Property in Boulevard

David Smith, 52, allegedly shot his brother, Danny Smith, 63, at their property in Boulevard on Thursday afternoon

A man was arrested Thursday in the rural community of Boulevard after he allegedly shot and killed his older brother on the property that they shared.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) said David Smith, 52, killed Danny Smith, 63, at a home located in the 38000 block of Highway 94 in Boulevard, a small community in the Mountain Empire area of southeastern San Diego County.

Deputies arrived at the property at around 4:15 p.m. after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting at the residence. There, they discovered Danny, who had been shot to death.

The SDSO said the brothers each lived in separate homes located on the same large, rural property. At this point, the motive for the killing is unknown.

David was arrested at the scene and was booked into San Diego Central Jail where he is being held without bail on one count of first-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

The case is under investigation; anyone with information can call the SDSO’s Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330 or (858) 565-5200, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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