Man suspected of firing pellet gun during parking dispute with neighbor

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SAN DIEGO — A man was arrested Thursday after authorities say he fired a round from a pellet gun into a neighbor’s moving vehicle over a parking dispute.

Deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department were called to the 16000 block of Guejito Road just before 11 a.m. for a report of a shooting. Deputies say the victim reported that he and his neighbor, 57-year-old Vincent Meraz, had an ongoing dispute related to parking.

On Thursday, the victim reportedly parked his vehicle near Meraz’s residence, triggering another argument, deputies said. When the victim was attempting to move his vehicle, deputies reported that Meraz approached the victim’s vehicle and fired a round, which shattered its rear passenger side window.

No injuries were reported in the exchange.

Meraz surrendered to sheriff’s deputies outside of his home and a pellet gun matching the description of the weapon used in the shooting was recovered inside, authorities said.

He faces charges for assault with a deadly weapon and for discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle.

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