Pauma Valley murder victim identified as Raymond Esparza

Posted at 6:54 AM, Jun 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-18 10:33:34-04

PAUMA VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV)--A Pauma Valley resident shot and killed Friday night was identified Saturday by the San Diego Sheriff's Department. 

Raymond Esparza, 31, died of a gunshot wound in a parking lot located at 17128 SR-76 at around 9:41 p.m. on Friday, Lt. Kenneth Nelson said. 

The San Diego Medical Examiner's Office has completed an autopsy and determined Esparza's manner of death to be homicide.

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Sheriff's homicide detectives are hoping to speak to anyone who may have information on Esparza's death. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. You can also call the sheriff's department at 858-974-2321 or 858-565-5200 afterhours. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy