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Man killed by stray bullet in Poway apartment complex, suspect arrested

San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Posted at 8:58 AM, Aug 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 18:05:27-04

POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) — San Diego Sheriff's deputies Saturday were investigating a homicide at a North County apartment complex.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the Sofi apartment complex on Midland Rd. at about 1:45 a.m., deputies said.

Early Saturday morning, the San Diego Sheriff's Department received a call from Pomerado Hospital in Poway of a man who was brought in with a gunshot wound. Just after 3:00 a.m, Michael Walker died at the hospital.

10News spoke to a neighbor, Christine Zobel. She was woken up at around 1:45 am after hearing commotion upstairs.

"There was an altercation in the apartment on top of my children's room, and there was a gunshot that went through the wall and killed a man that was sleeping," Zobel said.

Minutes after the shooting, Zobel saw Walker's wife drive him to the hospital. But he did not make it.

"That could've gone through the floor and into my kids' room, or anybody around us could've been affected from this reckless event," Zobel said.

Saturday afternoon, Sheriff's Homicide detectives arrested Manuula Save for murder. The investigation is ongoing.

A GoFundMe website has been set up on behalf of Tina Walker at this link.

10News is monitoring this breaking news. City News Service contributed to this report.