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