A man and woman have been arrested in connection with the deadly shooting of a man in Oceanside, police confirmed Saturday morning.
The Oceanside Police Department (OPD) said the suspects, Hector Galvez, 30, and Jamie Radloff, 27, had been taken into custody in Hemet, California. They are accused of gunning down a man Friday who later died from his wounds in a San Diego-area hospital.
Neighbor Danny Reckons said he called 911 when he saw the victim on the ground.
"I just heard some commotion and then some gunshots went off and then ran out here and then saw a guy crawling across the ground," he said. "Came out here to try to help but he was already losing his life."
Oceanside Police Department (OPD) Lt. Valencia Saadat told NBC 7 shots were fired around 4:45 a.m. Friday at South Myers and Cassidy streets in Oceanside, near the Coastal Rail Trail. When officers arrived, they discovered a victim, Joel Bishop, on the street, suffering from gunshot wounds. No weapon was found at the scene.
Bishop was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries just after 5:35 a.m., Saadat said.
The investigation is ongoing. Saadat said officers have been speaking with residents in an effort to track down clues on how or why the shooting occurred. The lieutenant said this is an otherwise quiet neighborhood.
Saadat said the police department received several calls Friday morning reporting a disturbance in the 1700 block of South Myers Street. The callers told police they heard gunshots followed by a person yelling for help.
Witnesses told police they saw suspects fleeing from the area, at the time of the shooting, in a white car.
Saadat said officers are investigating all leads in this case. At this point, she said the shooting does not appear to be gang-related.
The motive is not yet clear, but Bishop and the suspects knew each other, Saadat said.