Authorities Tuesday released the names of a man who was fatally shot last weekend in San Ysidro and the 19-year-old who allegedly killed him.
Officers responding to a report of a person threatening to do harm to himself at an apartment complex in the 2300 block of Servando Avenue found Trevon Ryan, 27, suffering from a gunshot wound in a courtyard area and a young man on an upstairs balcony “acting erratically,” San Diego police Sgt. Michelle Velovich said.
The patrol personnel drove the gravely wounded victim to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Other officers, meanwhile, tried to contact the second man, later identified as Daniel Juarez of Georgia. Juarez matched the description of the possibly suicidal person and was suspected of shooting Ryan, Velovich said.
When Juarez ignored orders to surrender, continuing to behaving strangely and walking in and out of an apartment, police called in a SWAT team, according to the sergeant.
The special weapons and tactics personnel took up positions around the complex and called out to the suspect to give himself up, at which point he exited the rental residence and was taken into custody without further incident.
The motive for the slaying was unclear.
“At this time, it does not appear the suspect and victim knew each other,” Velovich said.
Juarez was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of murder and three counts of firing a gun into an inhabited residence. He’s being held without bail pending arraignment, tentatively scheduled for May 1.