Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Home Post Blog: The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has released new details in the shocking Coronado shooting deaths of four people on New Year’s Day. The Medical Examiner has ruled the death of Navy pilot John Robert Reeves as a suicide – indicating he was responsible for the deaths of David Andrew Reis, his sister Karen Elizabeth Reis, and Matthew Christopher Saturley. The ME ruled those deaths as homicides.
Authorities have disclosed no suspected motive for the crime.
Shortly before 2:30 a.m. Sunday, patrol officers responding to a 911 call about gunfire in the upscale neighborhood near the Hotel Del Coronado found the body of a man lying in the front doorway of the condo in the 1000 block of Park Place.
Using a camera-equipped robot, a SWAT team discovered the other bodies inside the multi-story residence.
David Reis died of a single gunshot, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office. His sister, who worked as an assistant volleyball coach at a local high school, suffered multiple wounds, as did Saturley.
A man who lives next door to the condominium described hearing the deadly gunfire. Retired Navy pilot Don Hubbard said he heard "two shots, about a five-second pause, and then five more,"
Sources told KGTV that Reeves and the Reis siblings had gone out to downtown San Diego the night before their deaths to celebrate New Year's Eve and returned to the condominium with Saturley. (Read more)
City News Service contributed to the information in this report.