Pounders Sports Pub in Escondido, the site of a fatal shooting on Sept 22.
Police Arrest Pounders Sports Pub Shooting Suspect After Pursuit
Last Update: 7/13/2020
A suspected gang-related shooting at an Escondido bar early Saturday morning resulted in the death of one man, the wounding of a second victim, and the arrest of a suspect following a short foot pursuit. According to the Escondido Police Department, at around 1 a.m. on September 22 officers were called to Pounders Sports Pub on West Grand Avenue near South Broadway for reports of a shooting.
After arriving at the scene, several witnesses identified the suspect to police. The suspect fled the scene on foot, and officers chased him for several blocks before apprehending him after a short struggle. The suspect, 32-year-old Manuel Eliseo Martinez, was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder, possession of drugs for sale, resisting arrest, and several weapons charges.
The two gunshot victims were brought by medics to a trauma center. One victim died from the gunshot wounds and has not been identified, pending family notification. The second victim’s injuries were non-life-threatening and he is expected to survive.
Police believe the shooting was gang-related.