Man in custody after fatal shooting in El Cajon

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EL CAJON – A person of interest was taken into custody by sheriff’s detectives after a man was found shot to death on a sidewalk in unincorporated El Cajon, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.

The homicide was reported at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, in the 500 block of Danny Street, sheriff’s homicide Lt. Dan Brislin said.

The victim’s name was not released pending notification of kin, Brislin said.

Detectives found Richard James Gunner, 23, a parolee at large, who was considered armed and dangerous, at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, in a field near the Rio Seco Elementary School at 9545 Cuyamaca St. in Santee, Brislin said.

Gunner was taken into custody without incident by the Fugitive Task Force and will be booked into the San Diego Jail for a parole violation while the investigation continues, Brislin said.

Anyone with information about this homicide was asked to call (858) 974-2321 or (858) 565-5200. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers line at (888) 580-8477 (TIPS).

All tips can be made anonymously.

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EL CAJON, Calif. — San Diego Sheriff’s homicide detectives were called to the unincorporated El Cajon area east of Gillespie Field Saturday morning where a man in his early 20’s was found, according to officials.

A call to 911 was made at about 6:30 a.m. of a person who needed help in the 500 block of Danny Street.

“Upon arrival they discovered a deceased male lying on the sidewalk with apparent trauma to his upper body,” said Lt. Dan Brislin with the Sheriff’s Office Homicide Detail.

The man’s body was taken by the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine cause of death. His name has not been released as of Saturday evening pending notification to his family.

Friends of the victim told FOX 5 that they are in shock.

“I got a phone call from him on Facebook at 4:35 and I didn’t hear it ringing and who knows, maybe I was his last call for help,” said Luke Uehling.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call the homicide detail at 858- 974-2321 or after-hours at 858-565-5200.

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