San Diego County Medical Examiner: UTC shooter had high blood-alcohol level

Medical Examiner releases autopsy findings
Posted at 6:32 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 08:16:22-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - New information has been released by the San Diego Medical Examiner about the shooting rampage at La Jolla Crossroads Apartments last April 30.

A lone gunman, lying on a chaise lounge, was shooting at people.

It was 49-year-old Peter Selis; one day after a break-up with his girlfriend.  He was on the phone with her as he fired a 9mm pistol into a birthday party on the pool deck.

Selis had been drinking heavily and boasting on the cell phone about "going out in a blaze of glory."

Police converged on the shooting scene and opened fire.

Selis was shot 11 times, killing him; most wounds to the head, neck, and shoulders.

His blood alcohol level registered .21... more that double the legal limit to drive.  The medical examiner found no drugs in his system and no sign of disease.

Reena Patel lives nearby and had planned to go to Crossroads that afternoon.

  "So lucky!  I'm extremely grateful cause some close friend live in Crossroad and I go there three or four times a week."

Her plans changed that day and she stayed home to lie down.

  "I woke up from a nap to hear about the horrible news that just happened. and I burst out in tears because that could have been me; walking through; if I had gone just an hour before."

 investigators that Selis was a lifelong alcoholic and often had dark moods but had never threatened to harm anyone.

His bullets took the life of a young mother of three that day, Monique Clark.