Jose Quirin Death: A man was shot and killed inside his vehicle in the 4400 block of Morena Boulevard – Suspect arrested
On Friday May 6, The San Diego Police Department said a suspect have been identified after an incident occurred on Tuesday May 3, 2022.
A 79-year-old man was fatally shot outside the victim’s Bay-Ho area workplace, possibly during a failed carjacking attempt.
According to the Police SDPD re-arrested 21-year-old Francisco Xavier Villegas, who was already being held at San Diego Central Jail for unrelated charges, after allegedly opening fire on 79-year-old Jose Quirin of San Diego around 5am on Tuesday as the older man was sitting in his parked car in front of an office building in the 4400 block of Morena Boulevard..
Lt. Jud Campbell said, following the gunfire, the shooter fled on foot in an unknown direction, and the victim drove off, traveling about a mile to the south before stopping at a McDonald’s restaurant near the intersection of Garnet Avenue and Interstate 5 in Pacific Beach.
Patrol officers flagged down by employees from McDonald’s found Quirin inside, suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Homicide detectives believe that the shooter opened fire after his attempt to take Quirin’s SUV failed.
Lieutenant also said “When the victim did not immediately surrender his vehicle, the (assailant) fired at least one round from a firearm through the driver’s-side window glass, striking the victim and causing his injuries.
The suspect, who was arrested for an alleged probation violation on May 4, was being held at San Diego Central Jail without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Monday. Officers then booked Villegas for murder on May 5.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.