Man killed in suspected domestic dispute in Escondido

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- One man is dead, and his partner is in police custody, in a suspected domestic homicide in a residential neighborhood on Escondido's east side Saturday, police said.

It happened about 11 a.m. in the 2000 block of Lee Drive at North Midway Drive, near El Norte Parkway at Lincoln Avenue, police Lt. Neal Griffin said.

Officers arrived and found the suspect, Ehren Dragt, 35, on the doorstep of the couple's residence and his partner dead inside the home.

Dragt was treated at a local hospital for dehydration. Upon his release, he will be placed in custody, police said.

Investigators continued searching the home for evidence Saturday evening. A cause of death has not been revealed.

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