Carlsbad CA— On August 4, 2018 at 5:50 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to multiple reports of shots fired at an apartment complex in the 5100 block of Whitman Way.
Responding officers found two victims, an adult male and an adult female, in a courtyard area outside the apartments. Both victims appeared to have a serious gunshot wound. They also found the suspect, Jonathan Wilburn, of Carlsbad, suffering from a gunshot wound.
The incident began after a verbal dispute at a family gathering. Jonathan Wilburn retrieved a firearm and shot two people, in addition he accidentally shot himself. Wilburn sustained a non-life threatening injury.
One victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and another victim sustained an injury that put him in critical condition. On August 10th, he succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.
The suspect, 25 year-old Jonathan Wilburn, has been arrested and booked into Vista Detention Facility for PC 187- Murder, PC 245(a) (2) – Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and PC 12022.53(a)(1)(c) – Discharge of Firearm-Violent Felony Enhancement, and is being held without bail.
The Carlsbad Police Department is working closely with the District Attorney’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office while the investigation is ongoing.