Deputies Identify, Arrest Suspect in Vista Homicide

Sheriff's Homicide detectives identified and arrested the suspect

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The San Diego Sheriff's Department Homicide Unit have identified the suspect in the murder of the 52-year-old Vista man, Shannon Betz.

On Sunday, Aug. 8, at around 9:15 p.m. sheriff's responded to the 1100 block of Delpy View Point in Vista for a man who was found dead inside his house by his roommate. When deputies arrived, they located the man deceased with a gunshot wound to his head.

On Aug. 10, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office conducted an autopsy and identified the victim as Shannon Betz. The victim's family has been notified of his death.

The preliminary cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was homicide, officials said.

Sheriff's Homicide detectives continued their investigation and identified 22-year-old Jheran Beverson as the suspect in the murder of Betz Sunday, Aug. 15.

On Aug. 14, Beverson was arrested and booked into Vista Detention Facility for one count of 187(a) PC – Murder. 

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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