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Juvenile Arrested for Murder in Melba Bishop Park Shooting

Oceanside CA— Today, August 30, 2017 the Oceanside Police Department identified and arrested a Hispanic male juvenile as a suspect and sole shooter in the Melba Bishop Park homicide which occurred last night.

The suspect is currently under medical observation for non-life threatening injuries sustained during the incident.  His medical release is not known at this time but is expected within 48-hours.

The suspect is accused of shooting 49-year-old Martin Swan to death as he walked his dogs through the park just before 10:00pm on Tuesday.

Due to the suspects age and the on-going investigation his name is being withheld.  He is being charged with PC 187a – murder.

This investigation is being investigated as gang related.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the OPD tip line at 760-435-4730

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