It also referred to a woman living with him at the time as his "estranged wife" and said he worked as a auto mechanic at Mossy Ford in San Diego for the prior five years, making $6,224 a month.
Bowser said police have a legitimate interest in keeping the public informed about the status of the case and help keep people calm after an emotional tragedy.
Before being fatally shot by police, Peter Selis killed one woman and wounded six others.
Their treatment, combined with the circumstances of the shooting, make it clear that Selis, one of his neighbors, was motivated by a hatred against black people, he said.
At 10:30 pm, Shelley Zimmerman, San Diego Police Chief, carried a news conference where she confirmed the police fast response to the incident.
Selis shot at arriving officers who returned fire and killed him, Zimmerman said.
In a span of about 30 minutes, apartment residents heard gunfire, sirens and the screams of those near the main pool, said resident Susan Berry, who was at the property but did not witness the shooting. "He just opened fire".
SDPD communications gets a call that two people are shot near the pool area.
"He was just laying there, and just the look in his eyes - sheer terror", Phillips said.
Police believe Selis and one of the partygoers lived at the complex in the diverse community north of downtown San Diego, police said. According to the San Diego police, Selis called his girlfriend during the shooting so that she could hear the carnage he created.
Police released the information late Monday after previously saying all the victims were black or Latino.
Four black women, two black men, and a Latino man were all struck by gunfire, and one of the women, who remains unidentified, died at a hospital.
The incident was initially being investigated as a possible hate crime (Selis is white, all his victims are African-American or Hispanic) but Zimmerman told press there is "zero information to indicate that race played a factor in this awful and horrific crime", adding, "the victims were targeted for no reason other than their mere presence in the vicinity of the suspect". Sources say that Selis was "despondent" over the breakup. Zimmerman initially said that eight people had been shot.
"The victims were targeted for no reason other than their mere presence", Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman says Selis' family knew he was distraught but said there was no indication he would resort to violence.
Investigators were still piecing together how many rounds he fired, Chief Zimmerman said at the Monday morning press briefing. It was very eerie, to say the least. That's when Selis drew a.45-caliber handgun and shot the honoree in the torso, said Demetrius Griffin, a friend at the party.
Police responded in force, with 20 officers and a police helicopter arriving at the scene around seven minutes after being called to the scene.
Selis continues firing, striking a man in his leg, one woman in her arm and chest and another woman in her leg, the witness said. Now - she'll never feel the same way about her home again.