Update: Authorities Report Death on Robertson Street as 'Suspicious'

Very little information was given to the public from the sheriff's department Monday after a death on Robertson Street.

Updated at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 17

A person was found dead under suspicious circumstances at a residence in the 2100 block of Robertson Street in Ramona Monday morning, a sheriff's official reported.

The death was reported about 11:15 a.m., Lt. Kelly Martinez stated.

Deputies investigated, then called in homicide detectives. Authorities did not disclose why the death of the person, described only as "male," appeared suspicious. The decedent's name was not immediately available.

On Sunday afternoon, a man was fatally shot during a confrontation at a home about a half-mile north of the residence where this morning's fatality was reported.

The weekend incident reportedly began when a stranger showed up at a house in the 1300 block of Walnut Street in Ramona and confronted the homeowner, behaving erratically and aggressively. The resident armed himself with a gun, which discharged during an ensuing struggle, killing the intruder, homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio said.

There were no immediate arrests in connection with the shooting. The dead man's name has been withheld pending notification of his family.

–City News Service contributed to this report.

Original Story

An investigation is taking place on the 2100 block of Robertson Street in Ramona after a death at a residence Monday, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

No public statement could be given and San Diego County Sheriff's Department Capt. Duncan Fraser said that the department could give out no further details .

"This is the medical examiner's case," Fraser told Patch over the phone. "It's a death investigation and no public statement will be made at this time."

A resident on Ramona Patch's Facebook page said the house was "two houses from Hunter."

Stick with Patch for updates about this case as details become available.

deenna September 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
What happened?
Melissa Phy September 18, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Hi Deena, The Sheriff's Department has not and says they will not release any statements at this time. As soon as I get word from the Medical Examiner I will update the story. Thanks for sticking with Patch! Best, Melissa
KT September 18, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Please leave this alone. It was a suicide. He was 13 years old. Thank you, His Aunt
JK September 18, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Sorry for your loss, KT.
KT September 18, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Thank you.
JJ September 18, 2012 at 03:41 PM
How awful I am praying for you family!
Norma September 18, 2012 at 04:45 PM
I am so very sorry for your family's loss KT. My heart goes out to you all. Prayers to you and your family.
Diane Wilson Pruitt September 18, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family.
Melissa Stobbs September 18, 2012 at 08:10 PM
KT my daughter was very close to your nephew and is wondering if there is any place she can send flowers or know about a memorial service, vigil, etc.. She says he was a wonderful kid that everyone loved and will be very missed!
Diane Mackay September 18, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Very Sad!!! My heart is breaking for your family. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family!! God Bless!!
Kat McClanahan September 18, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Where can I find out more on this....my son is the same age and I know I'm going to need to help him sort this out.
Kat McClanahan September 18, 2012 at 09:25 PM
And my prayers go out to and my heart breaks for this young man and his family.....This should never happen.....
Michelle Cloud September 18, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. My daughter knew him and said he was such a nice and sweet person, she and so many others are saddend by this tragic event. Know he is with the lord and has eternal happiness. God bless ...... Anyone with children please sit down and talk about how words and actions or even lack there of, can effect a person. RIP, he will not be forgotten.
Cynthia Delapaz Rios September 18, 2012 at 11:22 PM
My condolences to all the family. Very sad situation :(
MIndy Merriken Waldhauser September 19, 2012 at 03:07 AM
No words can express our sorrow at the tragic loss of a wonderful teenager yesterday. I have only heard wonderful things about this young man. Prayers for his entire family being lifted up to Heaven. Hold your loved ones close, tell them that you love them and be kind to one another...........
CS September 19, 2012 at 04:21 AM
I have heard a vigil is planned for Wednesday night at OPMS starting around 8:00pm
Kat McClanahan September 19, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Kids are also wearing orange and blue tomorrow to remember him. Since my original post, I have learned how close to the situation and to this fine young man my children were. Comforting my children who are just mystified as to why someone they thought was "cool, great, funny, sweet, and popular" would no longer be with us, is something we never should have to do. PLEASE PARENTS, teach your children to be kind, accepting, uplifting, and empathetic to other kids, whether or not they agree with or even "like" them. Such a beautiful soul.....my heart and prayers are with his family, friends and those whose lives he touched with his sparkling personality.
DRNM September 19, 2012 at 06:02 AM
I have a 12 year old that does not understand what is happening, I'm trying to explain. I'm so sorry for your lost and all your family. I cannot imagine your pain, I just can't. My prayers will be with you and all yours.
anne tiger muller September 19, 2012 at 06:59 AM
Just so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with the famly and friends. May this young man rest in paradise and have inner peace. I don"t think I will ever forget the woman cryng in the street, it broke my heart and I heard her pain and loss. It made me cry my eyes out and I didn't even know what happened. Much love and strength to this family. <3
D September 19, 2012 at 03:04 PM
My son knew of him,,& is in the same grade at the same school. I was completely dumb founded and saddened. My heart goes out to the family. I talked to my son last night but how do you make them understand that no matter what they can talk to us, another parent or a teacher they like if they are having any issues? I hope this never happens again,, & it shouldve never happened at all. May he rest in peace and his family find some sort of comfort.
D O September 19, 2012 at 03:06 PM
My son knew of him,,& is in the same grade at the same school. I was completely dumb founded and saddened. My heart goes out to the family. I talked to my son last night but how do you make them understand that no matter what they can talk to us, another parent or a teacher they like if they are having any issues? I hope this never happens again,, & it shouldve never happened at all. May he rest in peace and his family find some sort of comfort.
K Carlson September 19, 2012 at 10:20 PM
My heart and prayers goes out to Chris' family and friends. My daughter knew him and went to school with him and she said he is one the nicest and kindest people she's met. He always had a smile on his face and didn't have a mean bone in his body. What a tragedy!
Christine Cacciatore September 19, 2012 at 10:39 PM
He was a good friend of my son and he had been to our house before. I'm greatly shocked and saddened by this terrible loss. He was a good kid, who was kind and compassioniate to others. My heart goes out to the family. I pray you can find comfort in your faith and in knowing he's in a better place. My son says that he was being bullied by others. As parents we need to help our children through this but we also must stress the importance of not bullying others. If your child is being bullied let them know they need to talk to you or the school about it. As parents we can be proactive in trying to prevent this from happening to another family.
Delia September 20, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Depression is a medical disease. If bullying at school, or at work. People should be held accountable. Im just saying. We have laws and human rights, too. le
Karen September 22, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Bullying was not the issue here. I've spoken with dozens of Chris's close friends this week. I've even spoken with the boy mentioned above who told me on Thursday afternoon that he was not personally aware of any bullying but "that's what some kids are saying". The whole bullying story started when a parent who has a high school student contacted Channel 10 with his version of his sons middle school experience some years ago. This parent has a axe to grind and 10 News was in such a RUSH TO BREAK THE STORY they ran the bullying angle without doing their due diligence. They've since apologized to the superintendent but still haven updated their website or publically retracted their comments. Shame on them. Chris was a good boy and a cherished friend to many in Ramona. I would urge everyone to respect his memory by not spreading hurtful rumors
Ramona Resident September 22, 2012 at 07:14 AM
Thank you Karen! That early aspect was media driven and your assessment was very accurate and articulate.
Ramona Resident September 22, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Delia, please see Karen's great response below. Please do not perpetuate this totally unfounded rumor about bullying being behind this tragedy, it was created by the media, especially Channel 10 which is known for to sort of sensational reporting without vetting the true facts. I have to believe the family wants their privacy and fueling this sort of information is invading that privacy.
Elise November 10, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Chris was an amazing kid.I miss him so much!Every night I cry because he is gone.He wasn't bullied that was just a stupid rumor and it needs to stop because it is still hurting everyone who knew and loved/loves him!I'm very sorry for you're loss KT he was a great kid.Why he took his life I don't know and id prefure not to know because it would just hurt me even more.


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