Man Accused of Firing Gun at Children, Self in Ramona

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    A San Diego father has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly pointing a gun at his two children and firing off six shots in Ramona, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.

    Brandon Quiroz, 26, is accused of opening fire at a home in the 200 block of 3rd Street just after 9 p.m. on Thursday. According to deputies, a victim reported that Quiroz had allegedly pointed a handgun at himself and his two kids and then fired six shots as they fled for cover.

    Officials said evidence at the scene supported that a shooting had occurred.

    After firing, Quiroz fled the home on foot. Deputies searched the surrounding area and at around 3:20 a.m., spotted the suspect walking near Pile and Pamo roads.

    A deputy stopped Quiroz and arrested him. Officials said a loaded .357 revolver, ammunition and spent shell casing were found on Quiroz.

    Quiroz was booked into San Diego Central Jail on charges of attempted murder and assault with a firearm. He’s scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

    The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
     

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