Man, woman dead in Point Loma murder-suicide

Posted at 9:54 PM, Jan 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-05 12:38:30-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man shot and killed his girlfriend during an argument inside a Point Loma-area apartment, and then turned the gun on himself, San Diego Police confirmed Friday.

Shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday, police received multiple 911 calls regarding shots fired in an apartment complex in the 2800 block of Adrian Street.

Responding officers "found a white female lying in a hallway at the top of a stairway," and police said she was shot multiple times. Despite life-saving measures, the woman died at the scene.

As officers searched the complex for the shooter, they spotted "a white male lying just inside an apartment located on the second floor of the building." According to police, the man had a gunshot wound to the head and was dead.

Officers were unaware if a shooter was on the loose, prompting a response from an SDPD SWAT unit. After clearing the building, it was determined that "the suspect was declared deceased at the scene. No other suspects were identified."

SDPD officials said a preliminary investigation shows the incident to be a murder-suicide.

The man and woman were not immediately identified.