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Attempted Home Invasion Turns Deadly When Suspects Shoot Victim

The man's body was found on a sidewalk near a local middle school and shopping center.

An attempted home invasion turned deadly Wednesday when at least one of an estimated five suspects fatally shot a man. 

Brent Adam Adler,33, was found dead outside a home on the 8500 block of Tommy Drive, near Pershing Middle School on Navajo Road and down the street from San Carlos Golf Course, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) and San Diego Police (SDPD) officials said. The location is west of State Route 125. Police responded to a call at approximately 2:48 p.m. 

Police say a group of as many as five suspects went up to the house and demanded money. There were three people inside the home at the time, police said. 

It is unclear what happened after the suspects demanded money. When Adler was shot, one of his roommates tried to help him until emergency crews arrived.

Officers arrived on scene and found him outside on the ground, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on scene.  

The incident does not appear to be a targeted attack, police said, and the victim and suspects do not know each other. 

Police do not have clear suspect descriptions. They believe the suspects took off in a green Expedition SUV. 

No other information was immediately available.

Check back for updates on this breaking news story. 

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