Mira Mesa SWAT situation ends with no arrest after teen fatally shot

Residents now allowed to leave area
Posted at 5:38 AM, Dec 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-20 17:03:17-05

MIRA MESA (KGTV) -- Police swarmed a Mira Mesa neighborhood in search of a killer who gunned down an 18-year-old man on Monday night but came up empty-handed when the SWAT situation ended Tuesday morning without an arrest. 

The manhunt started at around 9:30 p.m. Monday after police received calls from residents reporting several gunshots in the 8400 block of Menkar Road near Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.

When officers arrived, they found bullet casings but no victim.

While police were investigating the shooting, a man showed up at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla with a gunshot wound.  The shooting victim died hours later.

Officers investigated a home located at 11434 Markab Drive near Menkar Road. Police said the suspect could be in the home and could be armed and dangerous.

The surrounding area was on lockdown temporarily and residents were asked to stay indoors while police investigated the home, police told KGTV. 

No further details were released.