La Jolla man arrested after firing shots in condo, prompting standoff

City News Service

A La Jolla man suspected of firing two gunshots inside his condominium today (Friday, Oct. 18) — causing no injuries —  holed up in the residence for several hours before following officers’ orders to come outside unarmed and

surrender, authorities reported.

A friend of a person who lives at the complex in the 3200 block of Via Marin reported the gunfire about 9:30 a.m., saying it had occurred about two hours earlier, according to San Diego police. The resident apparently did not immediately alert authorities himself because he does not speak English, SDPD public-affairs Lt. Kevin Mayer said.

The caller said his friend heard a shot go off next door shortly before 7:30 a.m., then heard a second report about five minutes later and saw bullet holes appear on interior walls on both sides of his residence, Mayer said.

Patrol personnel cleared residents out of part of the complex as a sergeant at the scene tried to contact the suspect by telephone. The man — who could be seen pacing around inside the condo and peeking out a window —

answered one of the calls but promptly hung up.

The standoff continued until shortly after noon, when the suspect, identified as Alan Deller, 63, exited and was taken into custody without further incident. He was expected to be booked into county jail on suspicion of

discharging a firearm inside an occupied structure and possessing a switchblade, the lieutenant said.

The motive for the gunfire remained unknown in the late afternoon. “Our investigation is still continuing,” Mayer said.

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