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San Diego County Sheriff's Department investigates deadly Ramona shooting

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Posted at 9:46 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 09:25:31-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a man in Ramona early Monday morning.

The incident was reported just after 12:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Main Street, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff’s officials said deputies and California Highway Patrol officers were called to the area and found a man with a gunshot injury.

Despite life-saving measures, the victim -- who was not immediately identified -- was declared dead at the scene.

Late Monday afternoon, sheriff's officials announced the arrest of 32-year-old Elias Ruiz in connection with the shooting. Ruiz, a Ramona resident, was booked into San Diego Cenral Jail on one count of murder.

Anyone with additional information on the case is urged to contact the Homicide Unit at 858-285-6330 or 858-565-5200, or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.