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).

lucy October 17, 2012 at 07:23 PM
He was a great guy, father and friend! He didn't deserve to die like this! She was stupid for doing what she did, he had his whole life in front of him and she ruined it! She deserves hell for what she did!
Ed Sorrels October 17, 2012 at 08:17 PM
John, How in god's name did you get from a shooting to Prop. S ? The motive and or circumstances have not been released yet and already we have Prop. S and Handgun Control being mentioned as part of the investigation why7 don't we just wait and see what the motivation was ?
Pamela Olvera October 17, 2012 at 09:43 PM
haha im starting to get to know you guys. interesting and cute !
Pamela Olvera October 17, 2012 at 09:43 PM
what a tragedy ... these two must have had some bad history. ouch
Pamela Olvera October 17, 2012 at 09:46 PM
i hope i don't tic off some guy one day and have him want to kill me. what are people thinking? move on!
chevon chhoeuth October 17, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Ive known her for years, cant imagine why she did that. Sad they mentioned she worked at a gentlemens club but forget tp mention she use to serve for the country as well. Im assuming thats how she had access to the weapon. Prayers to both family.
Chicano USMC October 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Who cares if she was a pastor and they forgot to mention it. Murder is murder, regardless. Prop S has nothing to do with a crime of passion. He was a good man and deserves to be recognized as such
Jason Vetetoe October 18, 2012 at 12:10 AM
I feel sorry for his 7 year old son. RIP fellow navy buddy!!!!
marcie flores October 18, 2012 at 02:09 AM
I have known Victor for 17 years. He was a great man, friend and father. I miss him already. I miss his laugh and humor. I miss his guidance and his beautiful smile. She doesn't deserve to live... Doesn't deserve to die... Doesn't deserve to exist.
Ed Sorrels October 18, 2012 at 02:29 AM
SEMPER FI, Brother !
Angelina r October 18, 2012 at 06:14 PM
I have known Victor all my life and he is a great man, father, brother, son,uncle, and much much more I know for a fact she will pay for what she did and if the tables were turned it would happen the same way for him so rip Victor see u later cause it never good bye
Ivan October 18, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I have know Victor since we were kids and very close to his family. He was like a little brother to me. What that crazy bitch did to him has no excuss and her mother said she was a good girl thats bullshit! I hope she rotts in jail and her family too. She killed someone who is very dear and means a lot to us back her in chicago. I so hope she gets the death penalty for what she did. She does not deserve to live.
Chico&The Man October 18, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Shes a lifer Now ...done.
Viviana October 18, 2012 at 09:24 PM
She has been stalking my uncle for a year. He had to move and change his number several times. That dirty whore deserves to be in hell. there is no reason for her family to say anything. They raised a crazy ass stripper. My uncle had a son and his whole life infront of him. She dosnt know what she has done to our family.
Jordan October 19, 2012 at 05:14 PM
First of all she was not a stripper she was a waitress there. And I am sorry for victors familys lost. No one knows why and how this happen but it is very sad and she will pay the rest of her life for this, he will have justices but that won't bring him back. My prayers are with his family.
Justice Love October 21, 2012 at 08:27 PM
It is amazing how negatively she is being portrayed in the media. Along with the rest of her family, friends and others who know her have a hard time believing the entire situation.
Justice Love October 21, 2012 at 08:29 PM
What her mother said was factual not bs.
Justice Love October 21, 2012 at 08:30 PM
She is neither a whore nor stripper
Justice Love October 21, 2012 at 08:33 PM
I too am sorry for the loss of Victor and pray for strength, healing and comfort for his family. Vegas will have her day in court and a lot of facts will be revealed. It just amazes me how she is being convicted before her trial
Cali-1 October 22, 2012 at 04:07 AM
I also knew her and she is far from what the MEDIA was saying. I have lost total respect for the MEDIA and will never believe the bullshit they put out. About her being a waitress at a strip club that is true, she was trying to make ends meet. I know white collar workers who are dirty.....from business man on up. God only knows what happen and the truth will come out.
Cali-1 October 22, 2012 at 04:43 AM
Well then maybe your UNCLE should have had better choice in women.
pebbz October 22, 2012 at 11:40 PM
no she was a crazy bitch, who couldn't handle rejection!
pebbz October 23, 2012 at 12:40 AM
the truth is the crazy, stalker , jealous bitch murdered a very important person to alot of people, a son, a brother, a uncle, a cousin, a friend, and a FATHER to an amazing child, that I now that now has to grow up without his daddy, a daddy that would have give the world to him, anything to make him happy, a father who was so excited to find out I was carrying his son! And has been the best Father since before his son was born, always made sure He had everything that he needed and more! A great man all around! complete gentleman, treated all his woman like queens, a wonderful friend always there to help you out or just listen and give his advice, always more than wiling to help. a beautiful person inside and out! And now everyone most importantly our son has to suffer this loss because she was too selfish to let go and move the fuck on! this shit is not right!!!! she does not even derserve to breathe anymore! What she did was brutal and cold hearted, and how dare she walk into that court room and smerk( i was there), like it wasn't shit to her... apparently those who have known her underestimated her and how cruel she can be!
LB honey October 23, 2012 at 06:37 AM
Wow, we'll we know he wasn't screwing you for your grammar or intelligence. If he was so great, why didn't he marry you?
pebbz October 23, 2012 at 07:20 AM
Wow... All you can come up with?? Call the fucking grammar police!! Marriage for what? A piece of fucking paper! Well we know he sure the fuck didn't want to marry her crazy ass! And she fucking lost it then... Cuz if he wasn't so great she wouldn't have wanted him so bad, would she have? So much she'd rather take his life... But even in death she still can't fucking have him! hope she rots in jail her whole life thinking about it!!!
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
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