Grantville Area Homicide


Mario “Tony Bullard (Victim)

Mario “Tony Bullard (Victim)

 San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect responsible for the murder of 35-year-old Mario “Tony” Bullard. 

On May 21, 2019, at approximately 2:52 a.m., San Diego Police Officers responded to a report of gunshots heard in the area of the 6200 block of Holabird Street, in the Grantville area of San Diego. Officers arrived within two minutes of receiving the radio call and found a male, later identified as Mario “Tony” Bullard laying down in the street. Bullard was suffering from at least one apparent gunshot wound. San Diego Fire-Rescue also responded to the location however, Bullard succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

San Diego Police Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and began investigating the incident. The circumstances surrounding the homicide continue. Investigators were able to get a physical description of the suspect. 

Suspect’s Description: 

The suspect is described as a White male, unknown age, approximately 5’6” tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white logo on the front, black pants, backpack, and was last seen running westbound on Vandever Avenue towards Mission Gorge Road. 

Anyone with information on this murder is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Lt. Matt Dobbs at (619) 531-2425 or email at 

  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at or Deputy Marcial Lopez at (619) 531-1547 or email at