Man accused of fatally shooting bicyclist arrested

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SAN DIEGO — A 20-year-old Mountain View man was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of gunning down a neighbor last month outside their apartment complex.

San Diego police arrested Freddy Ovdulio Pacheco at his family’s residence in the 200 block of South 35th Street in connection with the slaying of 44-year-old construction worker Juan Carlos Martinez, SDPD homicide Lt. Jorge Duran said.

Martinez, who lived in the area with his wife and children, was shot while riding his bicycle home from an errand about 7 p.m. Oct. 18. He fell to the ground, then got up and ran to the north toward his home before collapsing. He died from at least one gunshot wound at the scene.

The lieutenant declined to disclose what led detectives to identify Pacheco as the alleged killer.

The motive for the slaying was unclear, though the two men were apparently acquainted and may have had some sort of prior “falling-out,” Duran said.

The murder weapon, a pistol, has not been recovered, according to police.

Pacheco was being held in county jail without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.

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