On 12-05-10 at about 0209 hours, Chula Vista Police Department Dispatchers received several calls of gunshots heard in the 500 block of Woodlawn. Witnesses reported they heard yelling in the street followed by gunshots and a crash.
Officers arrived and found an SUV and a truck in middle of the street. A male victim, described as a Hispanic male in his late 20's or early 30's, was found in the driver's seat of the truck with at least one gunshot wound to the head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as Jesus Ruiz, a 32 year old resident of San Diego.
The victim's truck apparently struck 7-8 parked cars on the street after he was shot. The suspect fled northbound on Woodlawn on foot. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult but there is no further description. The weapon was a large caliber handgun but it has not been recovered. The investigation is ongoing.
The Chula Vista Police Department is requesting that anyone with information related to the shooting contact Sergeant Kenny Heinz at (619)691-5202.
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