SAN DIEGO — Police say a man was shot and killed when he stopped to help a motorist who appeared stranded along a Southern California freeway.

The Union-Tribune reports the victim was identified as 21-year-old Curtis Adams, an active duty member of the Navy in San Diego.

Officials say Adams was driving with his girlfriend south on Interstate 15 early Saturday when they spotted a man next to a vehicle stopped on the shoulder.

San Diego police Lt. Anthony Dupree says the couple pulled over to help, and Adams was immediately shot as he exited his car. He died at a hospital.

Dupree says the shooter got back in his vehicle and drove south. Detectives are questioning a man detained a short time later near a similar vehicle that was stopped along the same freeway.

On Sunday, San Diego media reported that authorities are holding Brandon Acuna, 21, on suspicion of the slaying.

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