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Suspect in deadly I-5 shooting arrested in San Diego

San Diego resident killed in June 7 shooting
Posted at 12:39 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 15:44:18-04

(KGTV) -- A suspect in the freeway shooting death of a San Diego man was arrested following a standoff at a San Diego hotel, California Highway Patrol officials announced Monday.

Vincent Dulay Deguzman Jr. faces charges in connection with the June 7 death of 47-year-old San Diego resident Jessie Garcia Sr., CHP officials said.

According to the CHP, on June 7, Deguzman and Garcia were in a Kia Altima on southbound Interstate 5 in Irvine when Deguzman, who was behind the wheel, allegedly shot Garcia and then abandoned the rental car south of Culver Drive, where it was found on the shoulder with the body next to the vehicle at around 7:33 a.m.

On June 11, CHP investigators identified Deguzman as the suspect in the case and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Investigators collaborated with the San Diego Fugitive Task Force and tracked Deguzman to a Hilton Garden Inn in San Diego.

CHP officials said, “Deguzman barricaded himself inside a hotel room and a stand-of ensued.”

Deguzman eventually surrendered without incident and was taken into custody.

Deguzman was booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of murder and being held without bail.

CHP officials did not release any information on a possible motive in the case.