Reward offered in murder of Oceanside driver’s ed teacher

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. — The search continues for the gunman responsible for the shooting death of Brandon Keiser.

The 35-year-old Oceanside resident was shot and killed on March 22 in front of his condominium in the 400 block of S. Freeman Street.

Keiser’s friend of 20 years, Dylan Debei, said the driver’s ed teacher was coming home from getting pizza that night when he was murdered.

Oceanside police said witnesses described hearing arguing outside moments before a gunshot rang out. They also believe the shooting was intentional and not a random act.

Debei described Keiser as a good man who found his calling in teaching. The pair became friends during their freshman year at San Pascual High School in Escondido. They stayed close through the years and traveled and surfed often.

A $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest in the case.

The Oceanside Police Department’s Crimes of Violence Unit can be reached at 760-435-4872. The Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line can also be reached at 888-580-8477. Anonymous emails and text messages can be sent to

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