Chula Vista police say suspect in deaths of 2 women found dead in Los Angeles area

Posted at 4:37 AM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 20:26:36-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A man suspected in the shooting deaths of two women inside a Chula Vista home Friday morning was found dead in the Los Angeles area after apparently committing suicide.

At around 3 a.m., Chula Vista police said they received reports of gunfire at a condominium complex in the 2700 block of Apricot Court, off Olympic Parkway.

Responding officers entered a condo unit and found no sign of forced entry. Once inside, officers discovered 58-year-old Patricia Garcia and her 39-year-old niece Aura Mancilla not breathing with gunshot wounds. Police said each victim was found in a separate bedroom.

Police identified 38-year-old David Bell as a person of interest in the case. According to police, Bell had called 911 to report that he shot two women in a residence. According to authorities, Bell was Mancilla's boyfriend and he, Mancilla, and Garcia lived at the Apricot Ct. home together.

A manhunt was launched for Bell, who was reportedly driving a white Mazda 3 with Oklahoma license plates or paper plates from Oklahoma.

Just after 9 a.m., authorities spotted the suspect car parked on a Norwalk street and found Bell dead inside from an apparent gunshot wound.

A motive in the killings has not been determined.