Suspect arrested in shooting death near Libby Lake Park in Oceanside

Posted at 12:31 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 15:31:22-05

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - A 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with a fatal shooting near Libby Lake Park last week, Oceanside police announced.

According to police, Oceanside resident Stuart Lopez was arrested on suspicion of murder in the death 24-year-old David Orozco.

In the early morning hours of Nov. 21, officers were called to the 500 block of Calle Montecito, adjacent to the park, due to reports of possible gunfire.

When officers arrived, they found Orozco lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Investigators were able to identify Lopez as the suspect and arrested him three days after the killing.

Police did not say what led investigators to pinpoint Lopez as the shooting suspect.

Lopez was booked into the Vista Detention facility.