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Victim identified, suspect arrested in downtown San Diego shooting death

San Diego Police
Posted at 3:06 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 18:06:42-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Police have identified the man shot and killed near a downtown parking garage in early December as 37-year-old Samuel Burkhalter.

The shooting happened on the 1400 block of G Street around 10 p.m. on December 1.

Police say they received several calls reporting gunshots in the area. After arriving, officers found Burkhalter at the entrance to a parking garage in the area. Officers provided first aid until relieved by San Diego Fire-Rescue, but say Burkhalter died at the scene.

Investigators say a light-skinned man wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black hat was seen running through the garage after the shooting. The suspect was later identified as Tyler Cosby, 23. He was arrested for the murder on December 3, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.