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Update: Man Dies After Sunday's Walnut Street Shooting

The shooting happened Sunday afternoon.

Updated on Sept. 17 at 7:35 a.m.

Homicide detectives today investigated the fatal shooting of a 34-year-old man in Ramona.

The shooting at a home in the 1300 block of Walnut Street occurred about 3 p.m. Sunday, according to San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Glenn Giannantonio.

The man went to the home and got into an argument with the homeowner, who told investigators the man was a stranger to him, the homicide lieutenant said in a statement.

As the man and the homeowner fought, the homeowner's adult son grabbed a gun from the home and ordered the man to leave at gunpoint, Giannantonio said, adding that a struggle for the weapon ensued.

"The man was shot by the homeowner," Giannantonio said.

Medics flew the man to Palomar Medical Center, where he later died. His name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

The homeowner and his son were cooperating with investigators and no arrests had been made as of early today, according to Giannantonio.

Original Story

A man was shot Sunday following an altercation at a Ramona residence, sheriff's officials said.

He was acting strangely when he showed up at the residence in the 1300 block of Walnut Street, near Brazos Street, about 3:05 p.m., according to sheriff's Lt. Mike Munsey.

He reportedly attacked someone on the property, Munsey said, adding the relationship between the victim and the occupants was unclear.

"Some unknown person came to the location and got into an altercation with the folks there and was shot," Munsey said.

It was unknown if any arrests were made, Munsey said.

The victim was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center, possibly in critical condition, according to Cal Fire.

-City News Service

jeromy w September 17, 2012 at 05:42 PM
This town has a shooting or stabbing every week now. All drug related. why are there so many homless herion adicts up here all of a sudden? I never see any positive stories about ramona in the papers down the hill. It is just murders, drug busts, homless beatings, drunks crashing .... I would move down the hill, but I can't even give my house back to the bank. This sucks and it looks like it is getting worse.
Doris Chambers September 17, 2012 at 06:06 PM
The clean out from San Diego has caused a lot of them to come up here where they are less hassled. Can not have the tourist upset down there you know - just saying. We need a massive riverbed sweep and clear out the darn brush where they hide/live. They need public shelters so they can quite living like animals.
Tricia September 17, 2012 at 08:54 PM
We just need to clear out and bust all the herion dealers up here and bust the users and then we might have a chance for crime to go down. It is ramped all over Ramona,and getting worse. Someone needs to do something to stop it before we lose more kids to this darn drug!!! I will sign on board if we can get something done!!!!
monica September 19, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Google IN HIS STEPS. become apart of the solution
monica September 19, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Tricia, Ramona has an amazing program,,,,, Its called In His Steps. I have been a member of this community for over 20 years. Raised my children here. Each year the troubled kids pick a new drug of choice. Suicide is becoming the new drug of choice. Become involved, offer assistance.

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