Man linked to Escondido killing arrested after standoff, cops say

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. - A 36-year-old Escondido man believed to be connected to a deadly shooting was in police custody Thursday following a tense standoff  Wednesday night.

Marco Carapia was arrested at the Daybreak Apartments on East Washington Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators say he is a "person of interest" in the murder that took place at the same apartment complex Monday night. Carapia was arrested on an unreleated felony warrant for a parole violation, Lt. Ed Varso said .

Escondido police surrounded the Daybreak Apartment complex around 5 p.m. after receiving information that Carapia was in an apartment there. Officers used a loudspeaker to order him to come out with his hands up.

At one point, Carapia was seen on the roof of the building and then ran back inside, Varso said.

Police blocked off East Washington Avenue at Ash street during the standoff, as crowds of people gathered to watch the law enforcement activity.

Nearly an hour after the standoff began, Carapia called police and said he wanted to surrender, Varso said. He followed instructions, walked out of the apartment with his hands behind his head and was arrested by police.

Around 11 p.m. Monday night, a man was found lying in a driveway at the Daybreak Apartment complex with gunshot wounds. The man, whose name has not been released, later died at Palomar Medical Center. Police did not say what  relationship Carapia had to the victim from Monday night's shooting.

Police say the shooting investigation is ongoing and detectives were continue their search for the gunman in Monday's killing.