Suspects Sought in Slaying of Security Guard

San Diego homicide detectives released photos of two men wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a security guard outside a bar in Rolando last month.

On Nov. 30, just before 11:30 p.m., victim Ernesto Gonzalez was shot and killed in the 7100-block of El Cajon Boulevard – in front of Chelato’s Bar and Grill – where he worked as a security guard.

According to police, Gonzalez was standing in front of the business when two suspects walked towards him, firing fatal shots. Gonzalez was shot in the torso and taken to a local hospital, where he died from his wounds.

Police said the suspects were described by witnesses as two men wearing dark clothing. They were last seen walking eastbound from the scene towards 72nd Street.

A surveillance camera captured footage of the suspects (see video below) and those images were released Tuesday in hopes of tracking down the men for questioning in connection with the killing.

For now, police said Gonzalez’s case remains unsolved.

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the shooting suspects should contact the San Diego Police Department homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

No one else was injured in Saturday’s shooting. Though some witnesses were shocked by the crime, other witnesses said they didn’t hear the shooting over the loud music playing inside the bar.

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