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Teen Shot to Death in Mountain View ID'd; Suspect Arrested

The 19-year-old victim was found with an apparent gunshot wound to her upper body

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San Diego police have arrested a suspect in the homicide investigation of a 19-year-old woman who was found outside her Mountain View apartment Wednesday and later died.

Police said Jorge Manuel Sanchez, 18, has been arrested for the murder of Emely Cortez, 19, after she died from an apparent gunshot wound.

Police responded to an apartment complex at 4500 Imperial Avenue just after 4:30 p.m. A caller reported a woman being shot inside an apartment.

When officers arrived at the scene a man was giving first aid to Cortez on a staircase at the complex, according to SDPD. She appeared to have a gunshot wound to her upper torso, police said.

Medics arrived moments later but she was later pronounced dead.

Cortez and Sanchez both lived in the apartment and were in a relationship, police said.

No information was released as to what caused the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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