Father Arrested After Shooting Son: CVPD


A Chula Vista man was jailed Saturday on suspicion of wounding his 23-year-old son in a shoulder with a shotgun late Friday.

The suspect, Gary Ruff, 46, is to be charged for assault with a deadly weapon after shooting his 23-year-old son, Brandon Ruff, after an apparent argument outside a home a home on Walnut Drive, near Main Street, said Scott Arsenualt, an official with CVPD.

The shooting happened at about 9:20 p.m., several minutes after the two were said have been arguing, according to Arsenault. At some point during the altercation, Ruff allegedly went to get a shotgun and then shot his son in the shoulder one time.

Several neighbors had called police about the argument and the shooting including the victim's grandmother, the suspect's mother, said Arsenault.

When officials arrived on the scene, the suspect could not be located and so the Sheriff put out an alert for the man whom was last scene driving away in a blue truck.

20 minutes later Ruff was found with the shotgun in his possession and was taken into custody, said Arsenault.

The victim was taken to UCSD for treatment and police have withheld the names of everyone involved.

The CVPD Crime Lab is investigating the incident.

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