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August 23, 2009 (La Mesa)—Shortly after midnight, at around 12:43 a.m., a man was shot at the Heritage Inn, 7851 Fletcher Parkway, La Mesa. When police arrived they found a twenty-two year old Hispanic male, who had been shot three times, in his vehicle in the parking lot. The man was taken to Sharp Hospital, where he underwent surgery. His condition is unknown at this time.


Witnesses reported seeing the shooting suspect, a black male, possibly in his 20s, with dreadlocks or braided hair, run into a room at the motel.


The La Mesa Police Department’s Special Response Team was called to the scene along with the San Diego Sheriff’s Crisis Negotiation Team to attempt to safely contact the suspect. The suspect ultimately was not found in the motel room and his whereabouts are unknown at this time. This investigation is continuing.


If you have any information on this case, please call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400. You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or www.sdcrimestoppers.com). You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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