A transient was behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of killing another homeless man with a bow and arrow at a makeshift encampment near Naval Base San Diego.
Patrol personnel responding to report of a fight in the 1800 block of Wilson Avenue in National City shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday were flagged down by 35-year-old Miguel Antonio Venegas, according to police.
Venegas allegedly admitted to killing another transient and directed the officers to a nearby transient camp, where they found the victim, mortally wounded by an arrow, said Capt. Alex Hernandez.
The victim, whose identity was withheld pending family notification, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Venegas was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of murder. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Oct. 30.
Police did not disclose a suspected motive for the killing.
Updated at 2:47 p.m. Oct. 20, 2020
— City News Service
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