A 52-year-old man was jailed Friday on suspicion of fatally shooting his 63-year-old brother at a residence in rural East County, San Diego County Sheriff‘s officials reported.
Dispatchers received multiple calls around 4:15 p.m. Thursday reporting a shooting at a residence on a large rural property east of Rancho Manzanita on state Route 94 in Boulevard, Lt. Rich Williams said.
Deputies arrived at a home on the rural property, where the two men lived in separate residences, and found an unresponsive man suffering from a gunshot wound, Williams said.
The victim, later identified as 63-year-old Danny Smith of Boulevard, was pronounced dead at the scene, Williams said.
Deputies arrested the victim’s brother, 52-year-old David Wayne Smith of Boulevard, Williams said. He did not disclose a suspected motive in the shooting or what led investigators to identify the younger brother as a suspect.
David Smith was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of murder around 12:30 a.m. Friday, according to jail records. He is being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Monday afternoon.
— City News Service
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