SAN DIEGO — A Madison High School wrestling coach was arrested on suspicion of murdering a man in a Bay Park neighborhood Tuesday, investigators said.
The deadly gunfire in the 2200 block of Denver Street was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m., according to San Diego police.
Officers surrounded the house and broadcast the name of the suspect throughout the neighborhood with loudspeakers.
“I saw police running behind a van with their guns out and a suspect with his arms directly in the air,” said witness Maddy Varonfakis.
Jeret Needham, 42, surrendered to San Diego police at 6 p.m. after barricading himself in a house, authorities said.
Needham’s longtime neighbor Jack Schmidt told Fox 5 News that he was shocked to hear of the arrest.
“I thought he was a good guy and wouldn’t expect him to be part of a shooting,” Schmidt said.
Police did not release the 45-year-old victim’s name, but said he and Needham knew each other.