By Miriam Raftery
December 20, 2018 (El Cajon) – Brad Payton, 24, of El Cajon has been arrested and charged with the murder of a fellow resident at an independent living center located in the 1200 block of Naranca Avenue.
”Based upon the investigation at this time, it is believed the suspect and victim knew each other and lived in separate rooms within the facility,” says Lieutenant Walt Miller. “Witnesses told investigators the two were arguing for unknown reasons just prior to the suspect attacking the victim with a blunt object.”
El Cajon Police responded to a call reporting a person bleeding at the facility at 4:50 a.m. Officers found a man in a bedroom suffering from injuries to his head and face. Heartland Fire paramedics transported the victim to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Payton was located at the facility and arrested without incident. He is being booked into county jail on a murder charge.