ENCINITAS, Calif. — An early-morning argument between two men in a coastal North County neighborhood escalated Friday into a shooting that left one of them hospitalized and the other behind bars, authorities reported.
David Burton Kaufman, 32, allegedly opened fire on 41-year-old Peter Byrne at a home in the 700 block of West Bluff Drive in Encinitas about 12:30 a.m., according to sheriff’s officials.
Medics airlifted Byrne to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla for treatment of an apparently non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his hip, Sgt. James Cady said.
Kaufman was booked into Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He was being held on $50,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
It was unclear what prompted the dispute between the two men, who were described by deputies as acquaintances.