CARLSBAD–A man and woman were arrested by Carlsbad police in connection of the September 1 shooting of a San Marcos man in Carlsbad
Officers arrested 43-year-old Diana Lovejoy at her home in Carlsbad and 49-year-old Weldon McDavid Jr., near his home in Fallbrook for attempted murder, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon and assault with great bodily injury.
Lovejoy is the estranged spouse of the 45-year-old victim and McDavid is an employee at a local shooting range in Oceanside where Lovejoy reportedly took lessons.
Authorities believe the two conspired and planned the incident that led to the shooting. They also believe that McDavid called the victim and arranged to meet the victim on the access road off Avenida Soledad. Next, while hiding in the bushes, McDavid shot at the victim, hitting him once in the side. McDavid then fled the area.
The victim was taken to Scripps La Jolla where he underwent surgery and is in stable condition.
Detectives are investigating the connection between Lovejoy and McDavid, and the victim.
“We would like to thank the community for their support and for following the reverse 911 instructions the evening of the incident. We understand how frightening it must have been to learn what had occurred in the community,” said Police Chief Neil Gallucci. “I would also like to thank the investigators for working around the clock to identify and arrest these two suspects.”
Gallucci went on to say, this incident was specific to these individuals and not a random act and that investigators do not feel there are any outstanding suspects.