A woman was shot and killed near a gas station in Fallbrook early Thursday and investigators believe her ex-boyfriend is the suspect.
Officials identified the woman as Yesenia Becerril, 20, of Fallbrook. The suspect is Oscar Rodas, 27.
Becerril was gunned down along the 1100 block of South Vine Street near South Main Avenue around 12:45 a.m. The shots prompted several calls to 911. When deputies arrived, they found the Becerril lying on the ground with multiple gunshots to her upper body.
Williams said several people stopped to help the victim while paramedics arrived. Becerril was taken to a local hospital where she died about an hour later.
Several witnesses told NBC 7 Becerril was shot once, and then started running toward the gas station, where was shot for the second time.
Once Rodas was identified as the suspect in the crime, deputies executed a search warrant on his home along Ammunition Road, but they did not find him there.
Officials described the suspect as 5-foot-6, weighing about 150 pounds, with a tattoo on his neck that reads "FL." He is considered armed and dangerous.
The investigation was ongoing. Homicide detectives said several witnesses and passersby were in the area at the time of the shooting and urged those witnesses to reach out to deputies with any information that could lead to the suspect's arrest.
Anyone with information on the crime can call the Sheriff's Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330 or (858) 565-5200, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
BREAKING: Deputies are investigating a homicide in Fallbrook. They responded to reports of a shooting shortly before 1:00 AM and found one person dead on S. Vine Street (just east of Main). Area is blocked off for investigation. Stay with @nbcsandiego for the latest. pic.twitter.com/jM3PEGkifI— Audra Stafford📺🎬🎭 (@SDentertainment) November 1, 2018