Elderly man arrested, accused of shooting roommate to death in Chula Vista

Posted at 5:27 AM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 20:09:59-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - An elderly man was taken into custody early Thursday morning after police said he called 911 to report that he fatally shot his roommate in the head.

According to Chula Vista police, an 81-year-old man, later identified as Paul Young, called 911 at about 2:45 a.m. and told dispatchers that he got into an argument with a woman, later identified as 55-year-old Maya Pawlik, in a home at a mobile home park on 677 G Street.

Young informed dispatchers that he shot Pawlik in her head and she was dead on the couch, police told 10News.

Officers arrived at the scene and confirmed the Pawlik's death. The firearm believed to be used to kill Pawlik was also located in the home.

Young was arrested and charged with one count of murder. Two dogs that were inside the home were detained by animal control officers.

Chula Vista police homicide detectives are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call CVPD at 619-422-8477.