Three Arrested at a La Mesa Motel After Reported Assault; Shots Fired at a House on Charles Street

Police are kept busy Sunday morning investigating two separate incidents at the same time.

La Mesa police arrested three men on suspicion of kidnapping and sexual assault at the Motel 6 on Alvarado Road Sunday morning, which was reported four minutes before police began receiving 911 calls about gunfire erupting on Charles Street, according to police.Officers responded to the motel after a 911 call was made at 8:01 a.m. by a woman in her mid-20s who said she had been sexually assaulted in one of the rooms, according to police. As the officers arrived, they contacted and detained several males. The woman reported that multiple suspects had sexually assaulted her, police said.The woman was walking near El Cajon Boulevard and College Avenue in San Diego in the early morning hours Sunday when one or more of the suspects, part of a group of about 10 men, stole her purse and coerced her into getting inside their vehicle, according to police.They drove her to the Motel 6 on 7621 Alvarado Rd., where she told police that she was sexually assaulted by several of the suspects. Police said she was not physically injured.La Mesa Police arrested Michael Mesfun, 19, Negussie Mesfun, 22, and Guled Mohamed, 21, on charges of kidnapping and assault. A fourth man, Mumin Ahmed, 26, was arrested for being intoxicated in public. All four are from San Diego, according to police.Additional suspects fled the motel prior to officers arriving, and police are continuing the investigation.At 8:05 a.m, La Mesa Police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting gunfire in the 3900 block of Charles Street. Officers determined that seven shots had been fired into a house, which was occupied, but nobody was injured.The suspect reportedly fled on a motorcycle and was wearing a dark jacket and blue helmet, police said. No further description of the suspect or motorcycle was available.Police continue to investigate both cases, and anyone with information can call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-TIPS or visit www.sdcrimestoppers.com. Information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.


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