Suspect Arrested After Midnight Homicide Outside Ramona Convenience Store

FILE of sirens on a San Diego County Sheriff's Department vehicle.

A man was fatally shot early Monday outside a convenience store in Ramona.

The shooting happened shortly after 12:30 a.m. outside the Circle K on Main Street near Seventh Street, according to San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Thomas Seiver.

Medics attempted to resuscitate the man, later identified as 37-year-old Arthur Sharlan Hancock, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, SDSO said.

At around 3:30 p.m., deputies announced an arrest in the case. The suspect was identified as Elias Ruiz, 32, of Ramona. Ruiz was taken into custody and charged with murder.

Details surrounding his arrest were not released.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Unit at 858-285-6330 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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