SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A second victim died Wednesday from wounds suffered last weekend during a City Heights-area domestic dispute that ended in an officer-involved shooting.
Julian Gonzalez, 45, was pronounced dead this morning, according to police.
Gonzalez's 42-year-old wife, Reyna, also was fatally wounded when 22-year-old Juan Carlos Fernandez of San Diego opened fire Sunday evening during a dispute involving the gunman's ex-wife in a courtyard at an apartment complex in the 3800 block of Marlborough Avenue, according to police.
Authorities declined to disclose the relationship of the slain couple and the surviving male victim to Fernandez's former wife, but family members identified them to news crews as her parents and grandfather.
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Officers sent to investigate the disturbance about 9:15 p.m. arrived to find Fernandez holding his wounded former spouse in a headlock in the middle of the street and dragging her toward the passenger side of his car, Capt. Brian Ahearn said.
The patrol personnel repeatedly ordered Fernandez to let go of the woman and lie down on the ground, but he refused, threatening to shoot her and them, Ahearn said.
Fearing for his own life and that of the 21-year-old woman, Officer Ross Bainbridge shot and killed Fernandez, the captain said.
The young woman, another man wounded by gunfire prior to the arrival of police and the Gonzalezes were taken to trauma centers, where the latter two succumbed to their wounds. The other victims, whose names were not released, were expected to recover from their injuries.
More than 1,400 fire personnel have the Lilac Fire 60 percent contained Sunday. The acreage burned stands at 4,100.
SDCOE and local school districts will be monitoring fire, winds, and utilities throughout the weekend and make school closure decisions as appropriate.
Three people were injured, one critically, in a structure fire in Clairemont Mesa early Sunday, according to authorities.
Areas of the county are expected to get moderate to strong Santa Ana winds on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
A man was killed in a confrontation with police officers after he broke into a home in Point Loma on Sunday, San Diego police said.
Emergency crews are responding to reports of a small aircraft that crashed into a house causing a fire in Clairemont.
People who remain evacuated from their homes due to the Lilac Fire have been consolidated to two shelters.
The death toll for horses at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center affected by the Lilac Fire rose to 46 Saturday, according to California Horse Racing Board officials.