San Diego sportscaster shot, wounded outside his home; suspect arrested

Suspect in shooting of San Diego sportscaster arrested after hours-long standoff

The sports director at a San Diego television station was shot Tuesday outside his home in the Scripps Ranch neighborhood, and the suspected gunman was arrested hours later after a standoff with police.

Kyle Kraska, sports director at KFMB-TV News 8, was shot about 3 p.m. Neighbors reported hearing multiple gunshots. The windows of Kraska's Mercedes had been shot out.

Kraska, 48, was taken to a hospital and was undergoing surgery. 

Police spokesman Lt. Scott Wahl declined to assess the severity of the wounds, but KFMB indicated that Kraska had been wounded in the leg and stomach and that he was awake and talking to paramedics.

At 7:45 p.m., the station reported that Kraska was out of surgery and his prognosis for recovery was good.

Police arrested 54-year-old Mike Montana shortly before 10 p.m. following an hours-long standoff at an El Cajon home. Montana surrendered without incident to SWAT officers.

No motive for the shooting has been identified, Wahl said.

Kraska, a native of Boston who attended Syracuse University, joined KFMB in 1999 after working at stations in New York, Florida, Texas and Los Angeles.

He was a morning and noon news anchor before being assigned to the sports director job in 2003. Among other things, he hosts a program after Chargers football games. He has won multiple awards.

For more breaking news, follow @LATsandiego and @MattHjourno.

Copyright © 2018, Los Angeles Times


10:28 p.m.: This story was updated with details about the suspect's surrender and arrest.

This story was originally published at 6:02 p.m.

EDITION: California | U.S. & World