Electric bill dispute leads to shooting

Posted at 4:36 AM, Jan 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-13 13:48:09-05

EL CAJON, Calif. - A dispute over turned-off utilities allegedly prompted a landlord to shoot his tenant on the Flinn Springs-area property where both men live, sheriff's officials said Friday.

Tenant Glen Reese, 48, went to the home of his 53-year-old landlord, Michael McGinley, around 10:20 p.m. Thursday and accused him of turning off the electricity to his residence, which is on a different part of the property in the 10100 block of Valle De Paz Road, sheriff's Detective Garth Schick said.

McGinley allegedly pulled a handgun and fired two shots, one of which struck Reese in his upper right leg, according to Schick.

Reese was taken to a hospital to be treated for the non-life-threatening bullet wound, Schick said.

McGinley was arrested and was subsequently booked into jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the detective and jail records.

He was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon.