Downtown San Diego

Suspect Arrested in Homicide Near East Village Parking Garage

Police found the victim gunned down at the entrance of a parking garage on G Street Tuesday night


A man was arrested in connection to a homicide that occurred in downtown San Diego’s East Village area Tuesday night, police confirmed.

After detectives followed-up on various leads, they identified the suspect as Tyler Cosby, 23, of San Diego, he was arrested Thursday.

On Tuesday, shortly after 10 p.m., the San Diego Police Department began receiving phone calls reporting gunfire near 14th and G streets. The area is near an Albertsons grocery store, west of Interstate 5.

SDPD Lt. Andra Brown said when officers arrived in the area, they spotted a man lying on the sidewalk along the 1400 block of G Street, right at the entrance to a parking garage.

The man was suffering from gunshot wounds; Brown said he died at the scene.

On Monday, Dec. 7, nearly a week after the shooting, the victim was identified as 37-year-old Samuel Burkhalter of Vista.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this case can reach out to the SDPD’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293.

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