Fallbrook Assault Turns Fatal as Victim Dies, Suspect in Custody, San Diego Sheriff's Homicide Unit Seeks Witnesses

Fallbrook Assault Turns Fatal as Victim Dies, Suspect in Custody, San Diego Sheriff's Homicide Unit Seeks WitnessesSource: Google Street View
Kamal Jenkins
Published on February 12, 2024

A man was left fighting for his life after a violent clash on Ammunition Road in Fallbrook, succumbing to his injuries late Sunday night, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reports. Authorities received a distress call concerning an assault with a deadly weapon at around 8:42 p.m. in the 100 block of the road, swiftly dispatching deputies to the grisly scene. The unidentified adult male victim found wounded upon their arrival, was quickly shuttled to a hospital where, despite fervent medical interventions, he was pronounced deceased at 10:05 p.m. before his family could be notified of his dire state.

The fatal incident had eyewitnesses who saw the suspect make a hasty departure in a vehicle, prompting a manhunt by deputies. The suspect’s capture came after an intensive search, and details of the apprehension or the perpetrator's identity remain under wraps as they were taken into custody without further incident. With the case still shrouded in mystery, no additional suspects are being sought in connection with the killing.

Investigations into the murder are active and ongoing, spearheaded by the Sheriff's Homicide Unit, which is delving into the sequence of events that precipitated the assault and the possible motives driving such a deadly outcome. As inquiries persist, the Sheriff’s Department is withholding specific information on the suspect and the victim until the pieces of this morbid puzzle are put together.

The Sheriff’s Department is extending a call for clues, urging those who know anything about the crime to step forward – with the option to maintain anonymity through Crime Stoppers. The request for public assistance implies there are gaps only witnesses can fill, and those in possession of even seemingly inconsequential details are being asked to come forward with what they know.

Information about the incident can be relayed to the Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330 or after hours at (858) 565-5200, and Crime Stoppers can be reached at (888) 580-8477 for those seeking to remain anonymous, as per the official Sheriff’s Department release.