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Arrest made in deadly shooting during Snapchat meetup in Midway District

Posted at 1:21 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 16:21:15-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Police say they have made an arrest in connection with a deadly shooting in the Midway District during a meeting set up on social media.

San Diego Police arrested 18-year-old Angel Garcia of San Diego on Wednesday and charged him in the murder of Eduardo Salguero, 18, of San Diego, on Nov. 25.

Police say Salguero had arranged to purchase an item through Snapchat and met for the transaction behind several businesses in the 3600 block of Midway Dr. When he arrived, two Hispanic males entered his vehicle. During the meeting, one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and the transaction turned into an armed robbery.

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Multiple gunshots were fired inside the vehicle before the two suspects fled. Salguero was taken to a nearby hospital but died of his injuries.

Both suspects were described the suspects as Hispanic males, between 20-30 years old, who were wearing dark clothing at the time. They may have sustained significant head, leg, and arm injuries because of the collision.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call SDPD's Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.