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Man suspected in San Diego-area killing is arrested in Oregon

January 6, 2013 |  8:04 am

Suspect Casey TschidaA man suspected of shooting a woman in the head in the San Diego suburb of Lemon Grove and leaving her to die in the street has been arrested at his mother's home in Happy Valley, Ore., according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Casey Tschida, 32, fled to Oregon in his truck after the Thursday morning shooting, the Sheriff's Department said. He was arrested Saturday by Portland police; San Diego homicide investigators are arranging for him to be returned to Southern California.

Tschida and Jennifer Krajnak, 30, were at a bar in Lemon Grove before the shooting, according to sheriff's investigators. As Krajnak was walking home about 2 a.m., Tschida shot her in the head, investigators said.

Deputies on patrol found her on the side of the road. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

No motive for the shooting has been revealed.


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Photo: Casey Tschida. Credit: Clackamas County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office