VISTA (CNS) - A man who shot a 19-year-old male acquaintance in Fallbrook, then stole the cell phone of the victim's girlfriend, was sentenced Friday to nearly 26 years in state prison.
Thomas Mark Hall, 27, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to assault with a deadly weapon, firearm and robbery charges stemming from the Feb. 15 shooting.
The defendant - armed with two handguns stolen from a safe-- went into a residence where the victim and his girlfriend were sleeping and kicked the victim awake, said prosecutor Marlene Coyne.
Hall pointed one of the guns at the victim and shot him in the left side of his face, Coyne said.
A motive for the shooting was unclear.
A masked gunman robbed four Vista businesses in quick succession before fleeing into a nearby vacant field where a sheriff's dog brought him down until deputies arrested him, authorities said Tuesday.
People from both sides of the gun debate are expected to speak out Tuesday afternoon in front of the Del Mar Fairgrounds Board of Directors.
A gunshot victim who was believed to have been shot in San Diego and was brought to a hospital in Coronado, where he died Monday night.
Local and state agencies are continuing their investigations into HiCaliber Horse Rescue, despite an announcement over the weekend that the Valley Center nonprofit is closing.
San Diego Congressional representatives on Monday urged the Navy to study the impacts of sewage spills from Mexico.
Southwest Airlines is canceling dozens of flights as it begins emergency engine inspections on its fleet of jets.
Carlos Asuaje homered and had a career-high four RBIs, Franchy Cordero went deep during a nine-run seventh inning and the San Diego Padres romped past the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Monday night.
The City Council Monday voted to approve federal grant allocations that include $5 million for construction of a long-awaited community center at Bay Terraces Park in Southeast San Diego.
Legoland is days away from opening its new Castle Hotel and the new accommodations are fit for a king or queen.
An overturned semi truck put a snag in the evening commute Monday for drivers on northbound Interstate 805.