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Published on April 02, 2024
San Diego Police Investigate Fatal Shooting of Poway Resident Following Argument in Oak ParkSource: Google Street View

An Oak Park neighborhood was rocked by violence last week when a 25-year-old Hispanic man, later identified as Andres Dominguez of Poway, was fatally shot after an apparent verbal altercation with two other males. The San Diego Police Department has launched a homicide investigation into the incident that occurred on March 28, according to an announcement on their official website.

The call came in just before 11 p.m., leading officers to a scene where a car had veered off the road and slammed into a fence, with Dominguez found unresponsive at the wheel. Despite earlier reports that it may have been just a car crash, the responders soon discovered the victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. In efforts that proved to be in vain, paramedics performed lifesaving measures at the scene and then rushed the man to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly afterward.

As reported by Hoodline, the SDPD believes the shooting occurred after Dominguez became involved in some type of verbal altercation. The victim managed to drive a short distance after being shot, leading to the initial mistaken report of a car accident.

The suspects involved have been described only as possibly Hispanic males. Homicide detectives are in the process of attempting to gather surveillance footage or witness testimony that could shed light on the incident and lead to an arrest. The police are urging anyone who may have knowledge regarding this tragic event to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

While the suspects still remain at large, the community is left grappling with the senseless loss of life and seeking justice for Dominguez. The San Diego Police Homicide Unit is open to receiving information from the public, which can be provided by calling (619) 531-2293, or for those wishing to remain anonymous, via Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.