Scripps Ranch teenager fatally shoots father, police say

SAN DIEGO -- A Scripps Ranch teen was behind bars Monday after he reportedly shot and killed his father Sunday night, police said.

San Diego police received a call shortly after 8:30 p.m. about a shooting in the 11200 block of Affinity Court. The caller stated, "My brother just shot my father," according to Lt. Anthony Dupree.

The first officers to arrive at the scene found the 46-year-old victim lying on a bedroom floor suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his upper body, Dupree said.

"Officers provided immediate medical aid to the victim, until relived by paramedics," the lieutenant said. "Unfortunately, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene."

Officers confirmed the victim was the unidentified 15-year-old boy's father.

The suspect, whose name was not released, had fled from the condo on foot before police arrived, but he was arrested about 1 a.m. about two miles from his family's dwelling when someone called 911 after spotting the teen on Scripps Poway Parkway near the I-15, Dupree said.

The suspect was carrying a backpack when he was arrested. Video of the arrest showed officers taping paper bags around the boy's hands in an attempt to preserve possible gunshot residue.


Scripps Ranch High School administrators said the suspect was not a student at their school. School police said there is no danger to their students.

Police were continuing to sort out the details early Monday morning to determine what led up to the shooting.