Man arrested in fatal National City shooting

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NATIONAL CITY, Calif. - Police arrested a man Sunday in relation to the shooting and ensuing eight-hour SWAT standoff that left two men dead and two others injured Saturday in National City.

Alejandro Robles (24) of National City was arrested around 7 p.m. on one count of murder and several weapons and drug-related charges.

Police have not specified if Robles was one of the two men injured in the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing, though police say there are currently no outstanding suspects.

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NATIONAL CITY, Calif. - Two men were killed and two men were wounded Saturday, including an armed man who surrendered to National City police after an eight-hour standoff, authorities said.

National City police told FOX 5 they were still working to determine who the suspects and the victims were because there were multiple shooters.

"We're still trying to figure it all out," National City police Officer Thomas Wilkins after the wounded man believed to be the suspect surrendered to police about 5:45 p.m. in the 1000 block of East Eighth Street. "We're not sure as to what happened."

The shooting was reported at 9:30 a.m., Wilkins said.

During the stand off, nearby residents could hear police call out for a man named Michael.

“Every body knows him, he’s a well liked guy," said Kenny Reed, a neighbor. He’s 23 years old, went to Sweet Water, just had a baby a month ago with his girlfriend.”

When officers arrived they found three men outside the apartment, two with gunshot wounds.

“At least one individual was treated there because of the seriousness of their wounds. That individual succumbed to his injuries and he was dead on scene unfortunately,” said National City Police Capt. Jose Tellez.

Police said the second man was taken to the hospital with serious injures to his upper torso. The third person was later determined to be a resident passing by.

Police also discovered two more men who were inside the residence were possibly armed. Officers called for back up -- eventually initiating SWAT within the hour -- evacuated nearby residents and deployed a robot in an attempt to make contact.

“The robot was able to confirm to us we had two individuals inside the residence. One that was moving about appeared to be injured, but was moving about, and another individual down inside the residence,” said Capt. Tellez.

After several hours, the pacing individual surrendered just before 5:30 p.m. It was later determined the other male inside was dead from a gunshot wound. Police say multiple firearms and narcotics were also found.

What sparked the gunshots has yet to be confirmed, but multiple neighbors seem to think drugs played a role in this.

“A lot of drug activity involved. Always random people going in and out,” said neighbor Ricardo Remirez.

Police have not yet identified any of the victims.

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