Michel David, 22, and a man believed to be her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Shoemake, 21, who both grew up in Pleasanton, died Friday in an apparent murder-suicide in San Diego.
David graduated from Amador Valley High School in 2006, and Shoemake, who played football at the school, graduated in 2007. David was due to graduate this month from San Diego State University.
San Diego police said David was found dead from gunshot wounds shortly before 10 a.m. Friday, and officers found Shoemake dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound nearby. Officers had responded to a report of gunshots fired in the area of 55th Street and El Cajon Boulevard, located south of the San Diego State University campus.
A note was also found in Shoemake's home in San Diego, but police are not revealing its contents.
Police told reporters that they believe Shoemake waited outside David's apartment Friday morning and then approached her with an assault rifle when she left to walk her dog. He then allegedly shot David several times, got into his truck and shot himself with a pistol, San Diego Police Lt. Kevin Rooney said.
Medics took David to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Friends of David's told NBC San Diego she had been dating Shoemake for three years and that the couple had recently broken up.
David's Facebook profile says she also worked as a waitress at a Chula Vista Cheesecake Factory restaurant near San Diego. In Shoemake's profile, he identified himself as an SDSU student, class of 2011. He was also in the school's R.O.T.C. program.
The deaths are being investigated by SDPD's Homicide Division.