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Readiness conference scheduled for a man allegedly involved in fatal shooting

Martin Morales is set to appear at the South Bay Courthouse Monday morning for allegedly killing 54-year-old Alberto Marquez inside a Chula Vista residence

A readiness conference is scheduled for Martin Morales at the South Bay Courthouse Monday morning for allegedly fatally shooting a man. 

Martin Morales, 48, was arrested on Dec.1 at the U.S-Mexico line in Otay Mesa on suspicion of shooting and killing 54-year-old Alberto Marquez Inside a residence south of L Street on Agua Tibia Avenue and East Donahoe. 

According to Chula Vista Police Department Lt. Dan Peak, Morales was taken into custody with the assistance of U.S Customs and Border Protections while attempting to enter the United States. He was booked into San Diego Central Jail, 

On Nov.26, at approximately 1:36 p.m, CVPD officers were notified of a shooting inside the residence located on the 900 block of Agua Tibia Avenue in Chula Vista. Authorities found Marquez suffering a gunshot wound. According to Peak, detectives later learned Morales had fled the area after the shooting. It is also believed both Marquez and Morales knew each other prior to the shooting. 

After paramedics performed life-saving measures, Marquez was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.