Man killed trying to collect rent from tenant

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — A man in his 30s was shot and killed during a fight Wednesday night at a home in Escondido.

Escondido Homicide InvestigationOfficers were dispatched around 8:30 p.m. to 655 McDonald Lane after receiving calls about a fight and gunfire, said Lt. Neal Griffin of the Escondido Police Department.

When officer arrived, a man led them to a rear yard, where the victim, 35-year-old Brian Sanchez, was found with a single gunshot wound to the chest, investigators said. Efforts by officers and paramedics to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sanchez’s father and sister told FOX 5 News that he was helping a woman collect rent from a man who rented a trailer on the property. That man, 55-year-old Michael Hemphill, was questioned by police.

Hemphill was arrested and booked into Vista jail on suspicion of murder, police said.


  • Esco

    Actually his name is Brandon Sanchez and he was a good Homie of mine.

    My Heartfelt Condolences to his friends and family in these troubling times.

    R.I.P. Brandon, we'll miss you.

  • Irma Moreno

    My heartfelt condolences, To the Sanchez Family. May God Bless you and grant you peace. Irma Moreno

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