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Oceanside Police apprehend one suspect after fatal shooting

The search for the other two juveniles involved in the shooting is active and ongoing.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A 29-year-old man was shot and killed in an Oceanside parking lot Saturday afternoon. Police said they have apprehended one 14-year-old suspect, but are still searching for two other individuals involved. 

Police responded to multiple calls about a shooting in the parking lot of a shopping center on the 600 block of N Redondo Road around 4:36 Saturday afternoon. The victim died from multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses to the shooting told police they believed the suspects to be three underage Hispanic males and San Diego Sheriff's Department provided air support in search of the suspects.

 Oceanside police said in a statement that preliminary information indicates the victim was involved in an altercation with the three younger suspects in the parking lot when one produced a firearm and shot the victim. He continued to chase the victim and fired again. The three suspects fled after.

Police said they safely arrested the suspect with aid of Oceanside SWAT, Crisis Negotiation Team and the Unmanned Arial Support Team. The search for the other two individuals is still active and ongoing, police said. The arrested suspect was booked into East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility on murder charges.

The shooter's motive is still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Theriot at (760) 435-4378 or email mtheriot@oceansideca.org. You can also report anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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