EL CAJON - A person of interest who was taken into custody by sheriff's detectives in connection with a man found shot to death on a sidewalk in El Cajon has been charged with first-degree murder and violation of parole.
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 was identified Sunday as 21-year-old Brandon Deguzman. He died of a gunshot wound, the Medical Examiner's Office determined.
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. On Sunday, he was charged with first-degree murder and violation of parole. He is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Anyone with further information about this homicide is 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.