Man Killed in Ramona Shooting

Deputies believe there was a struggle over the gun and the stranger was shot by the homeowner

By R. Stickney
|  Friday, Sep 21, 2012  |  Updated 6:33 PM PDT
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Man Killed in Ramona Shooting

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Man Killed in Ramona Shooting

Lt. Glenn Giannantonio from the San Diego Sheriff's Department tells NBC 7 reporter Artie Ojeda about a mysterious homicide being investigated in Ramona.
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A fight led to a fatal shooting in Ramona and now San Diego County sheriff’s deputies are investigating.

It appears the victim, identified Friday as 34-year-old Ramona resident Shane M. Tatro, went to a home in the 1300 block of Walnut Street around 3 p.m. Sunday.

Officials say the homeowner didn’t know the man and the two got into an argument.

When the homeowner’s adult son got involved, he grabbed a gun from inside the house and ordered Tatro to leave at gunpoint according to officials.

Deputies believe there was a struggle over the gun and Tatro was shot by the homeowner.

Emergency crews were called and the shooting victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

After securing a search warrant, a sheriff's department homicide team collected evidence at the home Monday.

Detectives, including at least one agent wearing a narcotics drug task force T-shirt, can be seen taking pictures and canvassing an area in front of the home.

A homicide lieutenant on the scene would not confirm the presence of drug agents and would not say if drug activity was involved in the shooting.

An old RV and several vehicles were parked in front of the home's dirt driveway.

Detectives set up crime scene tape around the house that extends to the nearest cross street, Brazos St.

The home is isolated from other houses but is directly across from the Ramona Disposal Service transfer center.

The unidentified homeowner and several residents inside the home at the time of the shooting, were not on the property while detectives continue to search the home.

As of noon Monday, no arrests had been made in the case.

On Friday detectives identified the victim as Tatro and said they had no further information to release at this point regarding the fatal shooting.

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