SAN DIEGO — Police say they heard a struggle when a woman called to report that her son was acting strangely, and when officers arrived, the man was covered in blood and his mother was dead.
Glen Weldon Hammitt, 28, allegedly attacked his mother, 56-year-old Gloria San Miguel, at the house they shared in the 900 block of Merced River Road in the Otay Ranch area shortly before 7:30 p.m. Monday, according to police.
The call and apparent attack happened around 7:15 p.m. Monday at a home in the Otay Ranch area of Chula Vista. A woman called dispatchers and told them her son was acting strangely and that she felt like she might be in danger, according to Chula Vista Police Department.
That’s when authorities heard screams and some sort of struggle over the phone, and officers rushed to the home to see what was going on.
When they arrived, police say they foundHammitt standing in his driveway, holding a framed picture and covered in blood, Lt. Gino Grippo said. He ran off and officers chased him, eventually catching up to him and trying to take him down. The man fought back, punching an officer in the face before he was finally arrested, officials said.
Meanwhile, authorities found the woman with stab wounds to her head, a CVPD spokesperson said. She was rushed to the hospital but died there from her injuries.
While being questioned by detectives, Hammitt, who has a history of mental health problems, allegedly admitted to killing his mother. What precipitated the deadly violence was unclear, Grippo said.
“Right now, it’s unknown what caused the attack,” the lieutenant said Tuesday afternoon.
Hammitt was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of murder and resisting arrest. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, tentatively scheduled for May 1.