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Police identify Chula Vista man who reportedly shot, killed relative

Posted at 9:08 PM, Mar 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-03 13:11:21-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Police in Chula Vista have identified the man suspected of killing a relative Saturday afternoon.

According to police, Norberto Sanchez, 55, is suspected of shooting and killing 65-year-old Maria Esther Gonzales on the 1100 block of Oasis Avenue.

Police received a call around 12:30 p.m. from Sanchez’s niece. The woman told police that Sanchez called her to tell her he killed his father’s wife and was on his way to her home on the 500 block of Arizona Street.

Police responded to the area and arrested Sanchez for murder. At this time, it’s unclear what the motive may have been for the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call Chula Vista Police at 619-691-5151.