Vista CA— Just before 2:30 p.m. on November 4, 2018, Vista Sheriff’s Station Deputies responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls of a shooting in the area of the Vista Transit Center at 101 Vista Village Drive, in Vista.
When deputies arrived moments later they discovered a male victim, who has been identified as twenty-year-old Jonathan Ruiz of Vista, lying on a dirt path between the Transit Center and the area of 200 Olive Avenue. The man was seriously injured, the result of an apparent gunshot wound. Deputies and Vista Fire Department personnel rendered medical aid and the man was transported to a local hospital. Ruiz was pronounced dead shortly before 3:00 p.m. at the hospital.
During the investigation, one of the suspects was identified as nineteen-year-old Issac Martinez of Oceanside, CA. On November 13th, Detectives from the Sheriff’s Homicide Unit arrested Issac Martinez for murder.
After the incident, witnesses reported seeing two men running from the scene. These possible suspects were described as two Hispanic males, who both appeared between seventeen and twenty years old. One of the males was about 5’10” and clean-shaven, wearing a navy blue shirt and jeans. The second male was about 5’6″ and wearing a baggy gray t-shirt and jeans.
Issac Martinez is being held without bail at the San Diego Central Jail.