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Update on Shooting Death of Burglary Suspect

Post Date:03/13/2018 10:33 AM

EL CAJON POLICE DEPT. – PRESS RELEASE INFORMATION SHEET 

 

TYPE OF INCIDENT:   Update on Shooting Death of Burglary Suspect

           

OCCURRED:    March 11, 2018 @ 0115 hrs

 

LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE:  1100 Block of Mona Place, El Cajon California

 

RESUME OF INCIDENT:

 

El Cajon Police have released the name of the subject that was shot and killed by a homeowner during a vehicle burglary on March 11th 2018. The deceased subject is identified as Joseph MERCURIO 2/13/1987. The homeowner confronted MERCURIO during a vehicle burglary and a confrontation ensued. The homeowner fired several shots from a .357 revolver style handgun striking MERCURIO one time. MERCURIO died as a result of his injury. Homicide Investigators have since learned from their investigation, MERCURIO was driving a stolen vehicle and had been involved in at least two vehicle burglaries the night of this incident. The investigation is continuing.

 

 

 

 

Prepared by:  Sgt. Darrin Forster, Investigations Division        Date/Time: March 13, 2018 at 10:30 hrs.

 

Reviewed by: Lt. Walt Miller, Investigations Division

 

 

 

 

Jeff Davis, CHIEF OF POLICE

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