VISTA–A man accused of shooting a Vista woman at her apartment complex July 22 was arrested in Colorado, the Sheriff’s department said.
The shooting suspect was identified as 41-year-old Estevan Montelongo, of Vista. On July 24, he was located and arrested by Pueblo, Colorado police officers, pursuant to a San Diego county arrest warrant for attempted murder.
The victim’s name is being withheld, as she is the victim of a domestic violence crime.
On July 22 just before 3 p.m., Vista Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call after local residents reported a shooting and “woman down” inside the pool area of the apartment complex in the 600 block of Ascot Drive. When deputies arrived, they found a 28-year-old Vista woman unresponsive and lying on the ground. She was seriously wounded and had visible injuries to her head. Fire department personnel transported the woman to a local hospital for treatment. The woman underwent emergency surgery and survived. Her prognosis is still uncertain.