Valley Center

Man Arrested for Allegedly Gunning Down Two In-Laws in Valley Center

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A man suspected of fatally shooting his brother-in-law and father-in-law over the weekend at a Valley Center home was behind bars Monday and facing murder charges.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday, a woman made an emergency call to report that her husband had been shot at the residence in the 14700 block of Interlachen Terrace, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The caller identified her brother-in-law, 44-year-old Christian Rolan Bobila, as the alleged assailant, Lt. Chris Steffen said.

Arriving in the rural neighborhood east of Daley Ranch, deputies spotted Bobila driving a minivan a few blocks from the scene of the homicides, pulled him over and took him into custody, Steffen said.

Inside the home, deputies found the victims, ages 45 and 79, dead from gunshot wounds to their upper bodies. Their names have been withheld pending family notification.

After being questioned by detectives, Bobila was booked into county jail in Vista on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

It was not immediately clear what prompted the deadly shooting.

"The circumstances and motive in this case are still under investigation," the lieutenant said Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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