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Arrest made after body found behind Chula Vista bank

Police investigating suspicious death in Chula Vista
Posted at 5:08 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 20:08:43-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — Police have made an arrest after the body of a man was discovered in a bank parking lot late Wednesday.

Chula Vista Police said 37-year-old Angel Padilla was arrested shortly before 12 p.m. on Thursday in the 300 block of Third Avenue.

Police said a suspect matching Padilla's description was seen on security footage with a hatchet-type weapon near where the victim was found.

The victim was discovered just before 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday behind the Bank of America located at 295 E Street. Police said he had several head wounds.

The man has been identified but his name is being withheld pending family notification.

Police are still investigating the incident and asks anyone with information to contact the department at 619-409-5487 or San Diego Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.