Sketch released of suspected Fourth of July gunman

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido Police Department has released a composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with a Fourth of July homicide.
Witnesses told police Daniel Alexander, 26, was reportedly gunned down after being confronted by several Hispanic males who were at a house party next to his girlfriend’s house in the 500 block of South Vine Street, Lt. Bob Benton said in a press release.
Escondido police, who were already in route to the scene because of noise complaints relating to the party, arrived to find Alexander lying wounded in the driveway, Benton said.
Alexander was pronounced dead at the scene, Benton said. Officers detained more than 150 witnesses at the party who they then used to obtain the sketch of the murder suspect, he said.
Crime Stoppers and the Escondido Police Department have teamed up to offer a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for Alexander’s death.
Escondido police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Miguel Ramirez at (760) 839-4925 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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