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Woman Charged with 1st Degree Murder After Man Is Shot

The sheriff's Homicide Unit is investigating a death that occurred in an apartment complex near the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center and Imperial Beach Sports Park and Recreation Center.

Updated 7:45 p.m. to include word from neighbors, 2:15 a.m. Wednesday for details of Vegas Bray's arrest and 2:10 p.m. Wednesday to include the victim's name and history with Bray.

A man was shot multiple times and killed Tuesday afternoon in the Mariner's Point apartment complex, authorities said.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department Homicide Unit was called to the scene near the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center to investigate, said Lt. Dave Brown.

Imperial Beach deputies arrested 24-year-old Vegas Bray of San Diego for the shooting late Tuesday evening.

Bray has been charged with first degree murder, was booked shortly after midnight Wednesday and is currently being held at Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee.

"Ms. Bray and the victim have had a past romantic relationship," said Lt. Glenn Giannantonio of the Homicide Unit in a statement.

NBC San Diego identified the victim as Victor Saucedo, a recently retired Navy veteran.

Friends told the television station that Bray vandalized Saucedo's car and apartment since the two broke up about a year ago, and that repeated calls to the sheriff's department weren't taken seriously because it was a woman harassing a man.

Sheriff officers could not be reached for additional comment regarding harassment at the time this story was published.

According to CBS 8, Bray is an employee at the Little Darlings strip club in Lemon Grove.

The victim has been described as a man in his late 20s or early 30s, but has not yet been identified by the sheriff's department.

Bray will be arraigned Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the South Bay Chula Vista courthouse.

Part of the apartment complex and a car on Caspian Way were surrounded by "DO NOT CROSS" tape.

Portions of the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center parking lot were also cordoned off.

Greg Davis was watching TV when he heard what he thought were firecrackers, and now believes was the sound of nine shots being fired.

Davis lives in the building where the shooting took place, and moved to Imperial Beach from Harlem to be a Border Patrol agent.

"My son was near the window and the shots were really close, so I was scared a little bit for my little guy," he said about his 17-month-old Cameron. "Thank God the bullets didn't go through the wall."

Jesse Brothers, an aviation ordinanceman assigned to the USS Carl Vinson, and Jessica Pittman moved to Imperial Beach three months ago.

Both are from small towns near Dallas with populations of 2,000 or less, but now live across the parking lot from where the shooting occurred.

They didn't hear gunshots, but saw sheriff deputies begin to arrive in the area after 4 p.m. It's a quiet neighborhood, and Navy helicopters are typically the only loud sounds.

"As far as we could tell this was a safe place to live," Jesse said.

Jason Vetetoe is also in the Navy and moved into the Imperial Beach Gardens apartments across the street a little over a year ago.

"This is usually a pretty chill area. I've never seen nothing like this," he said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at 858-974- 2321, after hours at 858-565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-TIPS(8477).

MandaR October 23, 2012 at 07:20 PM
You're one to talk, idiot. It's "well" not "we'll". Learn how to spell yourself first before you try to insult someone else's grammar. Your whole comment was ignorant and tasteless. You're just as worthless as that piece of sh*t stalker/murderer.
MandaR October 23, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Its crazy how this monsters family is trying to blame the media, the cops and the victim for what she clearly did. She doesnt need a trial. Its just a waste of tax payers money just shoot the piece of crap and save us all the time and money.
KF619 October 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Better yet Pebbz, why didn't you murder him after your relationship didn't work out? I mean, you had way more reason to want to, carryin his child and all. Oh, thats right, you moved on. Because you have self respect. And dignity. And morals. And you aren't out of your gd mind with jealousy and selfishness. You were both even mature enough to co-parent for the sake of your son. Move past what happened between the two of you, and why it didn't work out. Its a shame 'she' couldn't do the same. Then none of us would be in this situation. She did a horrible, selfish thing when she took his life, and the comments I have seen defending her actions are disgusting.
cynthia October 26, 2012 at 03:41 AM
THATS NOT AN EXCUSE TO KILL ANOTHER HUMAN BEING, AND YOU CAN CONSIDER HER SERVING THE COUNTRY AS A WASTE OF TIME, WHEN THE DUMB BROAD IS SELLING HER ASS FOR $1 TIPS AT A STRIP CLUB. RIP VIC
cynthia October 26, 2012 at 03:42 AM
THATS NOT AN EXCUSE TO KILL ANOTHER HUMAN BEING, AND YOU CAN CONSIDER HER SERVING THE COUNTRY AS A WASTE OF TIME, WHEN THE DUMB BROAD IS SELLING HER ASS FOR $1 TIPS AT A STRIP CLUB. RIP VIC

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