SAN DIEGO: Police have arrested a man on suspicion of fatally shooting a 23-year-old man and wounding his girlfriend in Barrio Logan last fall.
Donnell Fulcher, 32, was booked Wednesday on one count of murder and one of attempted murder, San Diego police homicide unit Lt. Kevin Rooney said yesterday.
Investigators believe Fulcher walked up to the couple as they sat in a car parked on Newton Avenue, spoke briefly with them, then shot them about 12:20 a.m. Sept. 10.
Roberto Rodriguez, who also used the first name Gilberto, died at the scene. His girlfriend, 20, who was about three months' pregnant at the time, was wounded in the stomach but has since recovered, Rooney said. He said she is about due to give birth.
Rooney said investigators identified Fulcher as a suspect in the case and learned that he would be in the Bay Terraces neighborhood early Wednesday. They had a patrol officer stop Fulcher's car at 7 a.m. near Meadowbrook Drive and Paradise Valley Road, where he was arrested.
Postal Service hunts men
who robbed mail carrier
CHULA VISTA: The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is searching for two men who stole an Express Mail package from a mail carrier at gunpoint Tuesday, police reported yesterday.
The 11:45 a.m. robbery occurred near the Casa Victoria Apartments on F Street near Broadway, said Chula Vista police spokesman Bernard Gonzales.
The robbers approached the mail carrier from behind, brandished guns and took the package from her. They drove away in a white Chevrolet Astrovan.
The Astrovan, which was stolen in San Diego, was later found about a block away on Woodlawn Avenue, Gonzales said. Witnesses on Woodlawn Avenue told police that two men – who matched the victim's description of the robbers – got out of the Astrovan and drove off in a black or blue van.
Both robbers were black and wore dark clothing, Gonzales said. One was 6 feet tall, weighed 250 to 280 pounds and wore a dark beanie. The other stood about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed about 180 pounds. No one was injured.
Police did not say what was in the package. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service took over the investigation, Gonzales said.
robbed by three gunmen
CHULA VISTA: Three armed men wearing bandannas and dark sweat shirts robbed several workers at Anthony's Fish Grotto early Tuesday after barging through a rear door as the workers were emptying trash.
The incident at the restaurant, on Bay Boulevard near Lagoon Drive, happened around midnight, several hours after closing, a restaurant spokesman said.
The robbers knocked several telephones off walls, demanded cash from workers and took $250 from one employee. They then put the workers in a bathroom and left, said Chula Vista police spokesman Bernard Gonzales.
Police did not provide a detailed description of the robbers.
No one was injured and no one was arrested, Gonzales said.
Staff writers Mark Arner and Pauline Repard contributed to this report.