SAN DIEGO — A man was arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting a woman in Alpine Saturday, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.
The shooting happened around 2 p.m. on Victoria Drive, not far from Interstate 8 in the rural East County town. Deputies received several 911 calls about a man firing a gun in the street.
Homicide detectives arriving on scene in #Alpine. Gunfire reported around 2:15. One person confirmed dead. A homeowner says she can’t go home because the crime scene is in her driveway. Working to learn more @fox5sandiego #LiveOnFox5 pic.twitter.com/oenOxpR9kN
— Justina Myers (@JustinaReports) February 24, 2019
“The people who were calling were definitely in fear for their safety,” Lt. Richard Williams told FOX 5.
When they arrived, they found a woman lying in a driveway beside a parked car. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies tracked down the suspected shooter a short distance away, placing him under arrest and confiscating two handguns. They searched the area to make sure there were no other victims before announcing there was no longer any threat to the public.
The homeowner is not connected to the shooting, deputies said. “I just got a phone call. There was a shooting in my driveway,” Kim Kramer said. “I have my grandkids at the house all the time. I’m grateful they weren’t there.”
Victoria Drive was shut down for several hours while homicide detectives investigated. Only residents with ID were allowed to be escorted to and from their homes by deputies, the sheriff tweeted. The street fully reopened shortly before 11 p.m.
The Homicide investigation in Alpine will go on for several more hours, people should avoid Victoria Dr. between Starbright Ln and England Pl. Residents w/ID can be escorted to or from their homes by deputies. No outstanding subjects. but we are asking please avoid the area.
— San Diego Sheriff (@SDSheriff) February 24, 2019