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Suspect arrested in shooting death of man at Fallbrook gas station

Posted at 6:18 AM, Feb 12, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-12 16:48:19-05

FALLBROOK, Calif. (CNS) - A man was arrested in connection with the shooting death of another man a Fallbrook gas station, authorities said Monday.

The shooting occurred at 8:42 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Ammunition Road at Main Avenue, according to San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Joseph Jarjura.

Sheriff’s officials said the victim, later identified as 32-year-old Humberto Melecio, “was outside and had an injury to his leg.”

Paramedics took the victim to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:05 p.m., Jarjura said.

Deputies learned from a witness at the scene that the suspect drove away from the area and deputies were able to locate the vehicle and detain the suspect, the lieutenant said.

In a press release Monday afternoon, sheriff’s officials announced the arrest of 46-year-old Glenn Rosales, of Los Angeles. He was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of murder.

"Sheriff's homicide investigators are working to gather more information to determine the circumstances and motivation behind this death," Jarjura said.

Anyone with information about this case was asked to call the sheriff's homicide unit at 858-285-6330 or 858-565-5200 after hours. Anonymous information can be phoned in to Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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