By SDCN Editor
North County, CA–Authorities are investigating the death of a man found shot in the driveway of his home on Sunday in Vista, authorities said Monday.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call, just after 5 p.m., to the 1300 block of Teelin Avenue for a report of a shooting. When deputies arrived, they found an adult male who had been shot. Deputies provided lifesaving measures until relieved by fire department personnel. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim was identified as 42-year-old Florencio Rodriguez. He lived at the Teelin address, according to authorities.
Sheriff’s detectives identified 39-year-old Roberto Cazares Salgado as the suspect in the murder of Florencio. He was last seen driving a 2018 Chevy Silverado.
At 11:19 p.m., Escondido police spotted the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Salgado was driving the truck and failed to yield, leading police on a lengthy pursuit for several hours. The truck was also occupied by a female passenger. The pursuit route included driving to Interstate 5 freeway before returning to Escondido. Police used spike strips to reduce the speeds of the truck and attempt to safely end the pursuit. Three of the four tires were deflated but the vehicle continued at slow speeds. During the pursuit, it was learned that the suspect’s vehicle was equipped with OnStar, and they were able to remotely disable the truck in the area of Mission Avenue and Gamble Street in Escondido.
When the truck stopped, Salgado exited and there was an exchange of gunfire between him and two officers. The suspect was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at an area hospital. One officer who fired his weapon was shot by Salgado. He was treated at Palomar Medical Center for a gunshot wound to the left side of his chest and released. The female passenger was not injured.
This investigation is ongoing,