UPDATE August 11, 2018
The police investigation has revealed the following:
After a verbal dispute at a family gathering, suspect Jonathan Wilburn of Carlsbad, retrieved a firearm and shot two people, in addition to accidentally shooting himself. Wilburn sustained a non-life threatening injury.
One victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and another victim sustained an injury that put him in critical condition.
On August 10th, the victim in critical condition succumbed to his injuries at a local area hospital.
The suspect, 25 year-old Jonathan Wilburn, has been arrested and booked into VDF for PC 187- Murder, PC 245(a) (2) – Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and PC 12022.53(a)(1)(c) – Discharge of Firearm-Violent Felony Enhancement, and is being held without bail. The Carlsbad Police Department is working closely with the District Attorney’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office while the investigation is ongoing.
August 4, 2018
CARLSBAD, Calif., – On August 4 at 5:50 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to multiple reports of shots fired at an apartment complex in the 5100 block of Whitman Way.
Responding officers found two victims, an adult male and an adult female, in a courtyard area outside the apartments. Both victims appeared to have a serious gunshot wound.
The Carlsbad Fire Department responded, provided medical aid and transported the victims to a local hospital.
One adult male suspect was also located by officers in the apartment complex. He too had a gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury.
For more information
Watch Commander, 760-931-2115