Man searching for stolen cell phone slain
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
SAN YSIDRO – A 19-year-old man looking for someone who had taken a cell phone from his car was fatally shot in the head late yesterday afternoon, San Diego police said.
Juan Carlos Mendoza of San Ysidro was shot in his car shortly after 5 p.m. on Sycamore Road. Two passengers in the car took the victim to a nearby fire station. Paramedics took him to UCSD Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses told police the victim stopped for two men who walked up to his car. One of them brandished a handgun and fired one shot through the left rear window as the victim drove away.
No other details were available last night.