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Man arrested in connection with Carlsbad shooting

CARLSBAD — At approximately 6 p.m. on Aug. 8 the Carlsbad Police Department received a 911 call of a shooting at the 3500 block of Sierra Morena Drive. 

Carlsbad Police and Fire responded to the scene and discovered a subject inside the residence with substantial injuries.

The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 911 caller was David Diaz, 27 years old, who resides at the described residence.

Diaz sustained minor injuries to his hands during the incident. Officers initially believed that a subject in a red Porsche was responsible for the crime, however, it was later determined that the Porsche was not involved.

Based on the investigation, Diaz was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on one count of homicide and one count of resisting a public official. The investigation is ongoing.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification.