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Homeowner Shoots Man Later Found Dead in Crashed Truck: ECPD

A homicide investigation was launched in El Cajon early Sunday after a man was found dead with a gunshot wound in a crashed car. The El Cajon Police Department (ECPD) said a homeowner called police at about 1 a.m. Sunday to report he had shot a man who was stealing his car from in front of his home on Mona Place. Injuries Reported After Bus Transporting 42 Kids Crashes in Alpine At about the same time, another person called ECPD to report a pickup truck had crashed into his home on Chase Avenue. The two locations were less than a quarter-mile apart.Inside the crashed pickup truck, a man was found dead with at least one gunshot wound.  Man Who Punched SDPD Officer Ordered to Stand Trial Police believe the two incidents that occurred less than a quarter-mile apart are related. Detectives called the man a burglary suspect.ECPD said the homeowner was cooperating with investigators. It was not clear if he would face charges.  Pedestrian Dead, 1 Arrested After Hit-and-Run Crash in Vista Chase Avenue, about a half-mile from the El Cajon Boulevard exit of eastbound Interstate 8, was closed in both directions during the investigation.No other information was available. Check back for updates on this developing story. Details may change as more information becomes available. 
Source: NBC San Diego

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