Police at the scene of the shooting in Colina del Sol Park
Police at the scene of the shooting near Colina del Sol Park. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A suspect was behind bars Thursday in connection with a shooting that took the life of a 26-year-old man last month in a neighborhood near the Colina Park Golf Course.

Freddy Rivera Corbi, 20, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of gunning down Lazaro Orozco of San Diego in the 4000 block of 52nd Street in the Chollas Creek area, according to San Diego Police.

Officers responding to reports of a shooting near the intersection of 52nd Street and University Avenue in San Diego found Orozco mortally wounded from a gunshot wound to his upper body shortly after 2:30 p.m. Aug. 2, homicide Lt. Matthew Dobbs said.

Paramedics took Orozco to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A man believed to be the shooter was seen running out of the area to the west following the gunfire, Dobbs said. A surveillance camera captured images of the suspect, who was wearing plaid shorts, a blue jacket and what appeared to be a cast or bandage on his left arm.

According to witnesses, Orozco and the killer had gotten into a confrontation just prior to the shooting. The nature of the dispute was unclear.

Dobbs declined to provide details on what led investigators to identify Corbi as the alleged shooter, though the lieutenant noted that “community involvement did play a role” in the process.

Corbi was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of first- degree murder. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.