Man shot during possible robbery in vista dies from his injuries

Allen Francios declared brain dead, taken off life

VISTA, Calif. - Authorities released the name Monday of a man who died over the weekend from gunshot wounds he suffered during a possible armed robbery in Vista.

Allen Francois, 32, was shot by an unidentified assailant at an apartment complex in the 2100 block of University Avenue about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, according to sheriff's officials and the county Medical Examiner's Office.

The Vista resident was declared brain-dead and taken off life support at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido on Saturday, homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio said.

Shortly before the fatal shooting, a robbery was reported at a nearby residence, leading investigators to believe the victim may have been gunned down by the thief.

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