Updated: Coronado Police Respond To 911 Call - Four Dead At Coronado Residence (Photos)

Update 6:  Chula Vista Man Identified - John Robert Reeves (USN) Death Ruled Suicide

Read the entire update from the SD Sheriff here.

Update 5: Two Guns, Only One Shooter:

David and Karen Reis, along with Bob Reeves celebrated New Year's Eve in downtown San Diego and returned to their Coronado condo with the unidentified Chula Vista man. 

Karen, David, and the Chula Vista man were found dead in different parts of the condo and Bob Reeves' body was found near the door, the first body the police came across.

It is now being reported that two guns were used but there was only one shooter and that authorities are focusong on Reeves as the possible gunman and indicate jealousy may have played a part in the incident.

Source: 10News.com

Update 4:  A Third Victim Has Been Identified :

The New Year's Day shooting in a condo there claimed the lives of siblings David and Karen Reis, 25 and 24, respectively, as well as David's roommate, John Reeves, 25, and a fourth unknown man.

David Reis and Reeves were both pilots in the Navy, and shared the condo home in Coronado, sources told ABC affiliate KGTV. The other dead man is a 31-year-old civilian who lives in Chula Vista, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office. - Source ABC News

Update 3:  Two of the Four Victims Have Been Identified :

A family member says two of the four people found dead in a New Year's shooting at a California condominium were a Navy pilot and his younger sister.

Tom Reis said Monday that his 25-year-old son David Reis and 24-year-old daughter Karen Reis were confirmed as victims by the Navy.  - Read the entire AP release here.

Update 2:  Two Victims Appear to be Military According to the LA Times:
NCIS reports two of the victims appear to be military personnel (source: LA Times). The Naval Criminal Investigative Service arrived on scene this morning to help with the investigation. The police are still maintaining there are no outstanding suspects.

Update 1:  Four People Are Confirmed Dead
Four people confirmed dead after shooting at Coronado residence located at 1020 Park Place.  Three male and one female.

San Diego homicide detectives do not believe there are any outstanding suspects - although it is early in the investigation. There is speculation that one of the victims may have committed suicide, although this has not been officially confirmed.

Lt. Larry Nesbit of the San Diego homicide detail said that members of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) are assisting in order to determine if any victims were members of the military and therefore assist with the investigation.  

This post will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

Original Post:

At approximately 2:20am on January 1st Coronado Police responded to a 911 call. Upon arriving at a residence at 1020 Park Place, Coronado Police found a body laying near the front door with gunshot wounds. The SWAT Team was then called.

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Crime scene on Park Place. 

Video shot by eCoronado.com member Al Graham shortly after the incident:

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Comment by Erin Grady Brown on January 2, 2012 at 10:33am

There's always a lot of speculation when something like this happens, but I think it is important to remember that the police see things that we don't and that they don't disclose immediately. This crime happened in the middle of the night on a federal holiday, so obtaining a search warrant may have taken a bit more time than normal, but that doesn't preclude them doing certain parts of their investigation. There may have been a note or something to indicate that one of the deceased committed suicide, while the others were murdered. It's a sadly too common scenario that can happen anywhere when someone is distraught or depressed. It hasn't got anything to do with the homeless population, and I think it is important to remember the phrase "there but for the grace of God go I." I'm not even religious, but I do believe that bad things can happen to anyone, and that we need to understand that every homeless person is a human being with a story, not some degenerate piece of filth to hide away where we can't see them. Of course I don't think that berating librarians or harassing the elderly for food is good, but most homeless people are not doing that.

I am so sad for the loved ones of these people whose lives were cut short, but I do not think it likely that this is anything other than a tragic, isolated incident. If there truly were a murderer on the rampage, the police would not try to hide that information.

Comment by carolyn moorhouse on January 2, 2012 at 10:44am

al-loved the footage;  especially being down by MARCO'S.

Comment by Kathy Schafer on January 2, 2012 at 10:53am

The bathrooms at Spreckels should not be open 24/7.  Neighbors have asked the City to lock them at night but our requests seem to have fallen on deaf ears.

Comment by diana clarke on January 2, 2012 at 10:54am

So sad for the families affected...and so sad for all the residents of Coronado to have to go through again

Comment by Emory L. Chenoweth on January 2, 2012 at 11:05am
Very tragic. Made me recall the events in 1993 when there was a murder-suicide of three naval officers at the NAB.
Comment by MIKE GAPP on January 2, 2012 at 11:28am

It looks like a pretty neat case to me, based on what has been represented.


- Maybe folks need to consider that Decedent Affairs, etc., needs to reach family members of the dead, before horrific details are published all over the evening news, etc. - Assuming for the sake of civil discussion that the detractors here can actually empathize with a fellow human being, imagine finding out your little girl or son had been murdered via the news.... Police choose their words carefully too, to keep from blowing cases, so for the love of humanity, try to have a little more patience until the final report is completed.


The negative responses to the what local Law Enforcement has done gives me a mixed reaction;

- I am not sure if I should laugh or be unsettled, as I consider how dependent these complainers must be on public servants who couldn't possibly stop much of anything (probably by design); - Demands for a Surveillence Society, unqualified accusations of police misconduct, the demand for the public restrooms to be closed (I have to admit this is one of my favorites, when this person gets their way it's going to be interesting to see their reaction when they find human excrememnt on the bandstand, or in their front lawn)... I hear their complaints and it reminds me of how a hunter uses wounded prey sounds to attract predators....



That's life - it's still a great place to live.


So I urge you to be careful with your wishes for a Surveillence Society, increased bureaucracy, and all the rest that comes along with your search for Utopia Coronada. - Better to keep the enemy in front of you, and not ask for another one looking over your shoulder - TSA(Takes Stuff Away) is enough tax-soaking, privacy-eliminating farce for me, thank you very much, not to mention older self-sustaining bureaucracies that we don't need....

Unintended Consequences and Useful Idiots (Joe Stalin's favorite term for the Safety Sallies here) are two terms some folks mght want to review here, I reckon.


Don't get irate, it's historical, documented fact.



May the dead rest in peace.


'Nuff said.


Mike Gapp


Comment by Tina Rile Cronin on January 2, 2012 at 11:50am

Two names already released.  Young educated accomplished professionals.  You know its creepy when you find the dead on FB. RIP  I hope the true story comes out.

Comment by Tina Rile Cronin on January 2, 2012 at 12:16pm

I think three were partying with one other who was not in the loop so to speak and he snapped..killing himself in the end.  But who will ever really know..  My condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.

Comment by Jeffrey Atencio on January 2, 2012 at 1:22pm

That's a lot of manpower for this type of incident. They weren't taking any chance of it being screwed up. I wonder if they would provide the same response in San Ysidro or El Cajon? Al, Thanks for the colorful and informational commentary. It was entertaining and completely uncensored - just the way I like my news coverage. Thanks ECoronado for posting the video as is. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those people that have passed so tragically. Hopefully this is all we'll see in Coronado for the next century - that's my wish. A murder/ suicide combo makes sense with this kind of incident for this time of year. My guess is someone was mentally disturbed or was under the influence of alcohol or a narcotic substance. Probably was jealous or angry about something and went off the tracks. Too bad and we'll never know what went so wrong that this was the only option for the perpetrator.

Comment by Jeanette C Aguilar on January 2, 2012 at 2:59pm

I lived in Coronado for many years I'm so sad to hear that four people have so tragically lost their lives.  I keep them and their family in my thoughts and prayers.

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