Doctor David Haynes and Wife Lissa Shot & Killed in Their Home


Dr David E Haynes Emergency Medicine San Diego / Yuma

Dr David E Haynes
Emergency Medicine
San Diego / Yuma

One of our finest emergency colleagues; truly a superior human being. Goodbye, Dave. I will miss you.


“Today we have lost an exceptional physician, colleague and friend – a man who dedicated his life career to caring for patients in our community. Doctor Haynes was an outstanding and dedicated physician, who genuinely cared for people. His compassion and kind nature will be deeply missed.”

(Phillip Richemont MD chairman of Yuma Regional Medical Center Emergency Department)


SAN DIEGO – A San Diego doctor and his wife were fatally shot in their home by their 22-year-old son, who was arrested after he tried to slip past police tape near the scene, police said Saturday.

David Ellis Haynes, 61, and his wife, Lissa Danielle Haynes, 62, were shot multiple times in their Sunset Cliffs home just after 3 a.m. Friday, but the doctor was able to call 911.

When police arrived, the couple was barely alive, and only one was still conscious. Both were later pronounced dead at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center.

Peter David Haynes of San Diego, the couple’s son, was arrested about four hours after the shooting when officers spotted him trying to sneak under crime-scene tape, said Lt. Paul Rorrison. He was armed with a handgun, he said.

There are no other suspects, Rorrison said, and the motive is under investigation. According to the suspect’s sister, he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, reports CBS affiliate KFMB.

(Associated Press)

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2 thoughts on “Doctor David Haynes and Wife Lissa Shot & Killed in Their Home

  1. doctorwatchdog says:

    Here’s one for you, Patrick: Best regards, Charles WestonDoctor Watchdog

    Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 11:46:44 +0000 To:

  2. Thank you, Watchdog. I had not heard of this particular predator. I will do some research on him and get a post up soon, because – as is so often the case – he appears to have a history of dodging punishment.

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