A Navy sailor was shot and killed when he stopped to help an apparently stranded driver early Saturday morning on a freeway in Logan Heights, police said.
A woman called police around 2:20 a.m. to report that her boyfriend had been shot on a transition ramp from southbound state Route 15 to northbound Interstate 5, San Diego Police Lt. Anthony Dupree said.
The man, identified as 21-year-old Curtis Adams, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Adams was active duty in the U.S. Navy.
He was believed to have been driving with his girlfriend when he noticed a stranded car on the SR-15/I-5 transition road and stopped to help, according to Dupree.
“The victim exited his vehicle and was immediately shot,” Dupree said.
The suspect, described as a man wearing dark clothes, was seen fleeing south on I-5 in a white car.
CHP officers later noticed a car matching the suspect vehicle’s description stopped on northbound I-5 near 32nd Street, Dupree said. Police headed to that location and detained the driver, who was being held for questioning by homicide detectives Saturday afternoon.
The transition ramp where the shooting occurred was still closed as of 12:45 p.m. Saturday.
Police asked anyone with information on the shooting to call San Diego Police Department homicide detectives at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
–City News Service
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