San Diego County Crime Stoppers, along with investigators from the Oceanside Police Department’s Crimes of Violence Unit, are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with attempted murder in Oceanside.
On March 22, 2018, at approximately 15 minutes past midnight, an unknown person fired five to six rapid gunshots in the alley to the rear of 341 Brooks Street in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Oceanside.
The gunshots had been aimed skyward and eastbound over the I-5 freeway. One of the bullets struck the roof of a one-story granny flat residence located to the rear of the main residence on the 300 block of Brooks Street.
One of the bullets flew over the I-5 and struck a pedestrian who had been walking in Ron Ortega Park, which is located at 200 Brooks Street, directly east of the residence on the 300 block of Brooks Street. The pedestrian was found on the ground one hour later by a passerby. The victim was hospitalized and is in critical condition.
If you have any information on the suspect in this case please call the Oceanside Police Department at (760) 435-4900 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.
Information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips can be found on our website www.sdcrimestoppers.org
• Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Detective Doug Baxter at (760) 435-4027 or DBaxter@ci.oceanside.ca.us
• Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at email@example.com .