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Man Turns Self in Vista in Connection to Pauma Valley Homicide Investigation

A man turned himself in at the Vista Detention Facility Thursday in connection with a homicide investigation in Pauma Valley.

Omar Placencia, 20, was accompanied by his attorney when he turned himself, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) said.

He was arrested and booked into jail on a single count of murder.

Raymond Esparza, 31, was shot and killed in front of some small businesses on the 17000 block of State Route 76 just after 9:30 p.m. Friday in Pauma Valley. 

Deputies arrived at the scene and discovered Esparza suffering from gunshot wounds, lying in the parking lot in front of a mini-mart and restaurant. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858)974-2321/after hours at (858)565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477.

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