The suspect, identified by police as Treviyon Deshawn Rew, 18, of South Bay, is suspected of being one of two or three men involved in the shooting of a 26-year-old man shortly after 1 a.m. on J Street in National City. The suspects allegedly stole the victim’s 2004 Toyota Corolla.
Hours later, three suspects in a vehicle closely resembling the stolen Corolla pulled up in front of the OB hostel on Newport Avenue and two of the men jumped out and demanded the purses of three women sitting on the front steps of the hostel, according to San Diego police investigators. One of the suspects reportedly brandished a handgun, said police.
Along with the purses, the suspects allegedly made off with wallets, cell phones and passports, investigators said.