School janitor finds dead man on campus

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SAN DIEGO – A Gompers Preparatory Academy janitor found a 23-year-old man on the Chollas View campus early Friday who had been shot to death.

Police investigate the discovery of a body on the campus of Gompers Preparatory Academy.

The school employee was raising the flag in front of the campus on 47th Street near Hilltop Drive around 5:45 a.m. and found the body of Cherkeiray Jones, who had suffered a gunshot wound, according to San Diego police. The school was closed at the time.

Police believe the man was shot between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. and said the victim is not an employee at the school.

According to San Diego Unified School District spokeswoman Shar Winet, students are on spring break but activities scheduled on campus have now been canceled.

Hilltop Drive between 47th and 48th streets was closed while police investigate.

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