Victim Found Dead on El Cajon Sidewalk Identified

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has identified the homicide victim found dead on a sidewalk in El Cajon on Saturday morning.

At approximately 6:30 a.m., Santee Sheriff’s deputies found 21-year-old Brandon Deguzman dead on the sidewalk outside of his home on the 500 block of Danny Street in unincorporated El Cajon.

The Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Sunday that Deguzman died as a result of a gunshot wound.

Twenty-three-year-old Richard James Gunner, a parolee at large at the time, was determined to be a person of interest in the homicide and was arrested on a parole violation at around 10 p.m. Saturday night and charged with first degree murder on Sunday morning.

Authorities say that Gunner and Deguzman were involved in an altercation outside of Deguzman’s home prior to the incident. The two were together, along with several other people, early Saturday morning and late Friday night.

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