Warrant reveals 'despondent' gunman planned University City shooting

Gun holster, loaded magazine found in apartment
Posted at 8:30 AM, May 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-13 11:30:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - New evidence in the investigation of a University City shooting that left one person dead and several injured shows the shooting was planned.

A search warrant for Peter Selis's home showed officers discovered a gun lock box, a holster, and gloves on the shooter's bed. Officers also found a gun lock on Selis's desk and a loaded magazine in a chair pocket.

The warrant also reveals officers discovered a box of syringes with Selis's belongings but offered no explanation as what they were meant for.

Selis was shot and killed by police during a mass shooting, in which the 49-year-old gunman opened fire on a group of people at a University City apartment complex.

The shooting during a birthday party in the pool area of the La Jolla Crossroads complex left Monique Clark, a 35-year-old mother of three, dead and six others injured.


Police believe Selis had been "despondent" after a recent breakup in the days leading up to the shooting. As he sat in a lounge chair with a beer in one hand and a gun in the other, police said he phoned his ex-girlfriend to tell her about the horrific shooting.

"He wanted his ex-girlfriend to listen in," San Diego Police Chief Shelly Zimmerman said in a news conference following the shooting.