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Escondido police arrest woman in death of man in apartment

Escondido police
Posted at 8:52 AM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 11:52:29-05

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) -- A woman was arrested in connection with the death of a man in an Escondido apartment, police said Wednesday.

At around 7 p.m. Tuesday, a woman called 911 to report that her roommate was dead in an apartment in the 600 block of N. Quince Street, according to Escondido police.

Responding officers arrived to find an unidentified man “unresponsive with obvious signs of trauma,” police said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Escondido police added: “The woman who had called 911 was present at the apartment. Officers determined that she lived at the apartment with the deceased man. They have been involved in a dating relationship and she had been recently arrested for domestic abuse charges. She was out on bond after being booked into jail on that previous case.”

Amid their investigation, police arrested the woman -- 52-year-old Shelley Reaves -- on suspicion of murder and booked her into the Vista Detention Facility.

No other details were released as the incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Escondido police.