San Diego Man Arrested on Suspicion of Nephew’s Murder; Other Man Hit by Stray Bullet
A man was recently arrested on suspicion of murder after another man was reportedly struck in the head by a stray bullet, drawing the attention of police.
On the evening of September 23, police responded to the 2100 block of Logan Avenue to investigate a report of a shooting. At a restaurant in the area, they reportedly found a man unresponsive from a gunshot wound to the head. He appeared to have been struck by a bullet that had come through one of the walls, police said.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment, and survived his injury.
Officers canvassed the immediate area and reportedly discovered a second victim who appeared to be unresponsive in an apartment on the 900 block of Sampson Street. Another man was also in the apartment, walking around and speaking to officers through a window but refusing to come outside. The man was also seen with a gun at one point, and officers heard at least one gunshot from inside the residence, police said.
SWAT and emergency negotiators responded to the scene to try and convince the man to surrender peacefully. At around 11 PM, he did so and was taken into custody without further incident. His identity has not been released.
Officers then entered the residence to find the other man, identified only as a 33-year-old male, unresponsive from traumatic injuries. He was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect, identified as 45-year-old Ramiro Cervantes, who is the victim’s uncle, has since been booked on suspicion of murder and an outstanding felony warrant.