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Fallbrook Resident Identified as Victim in Christmas Eve Shooting

Vista CA— The Medical Examiner’s Office has completed the autopsy associated with a shooting incident which occurred in the City of Vista on Christmas Eve.

Shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday evening, December 24, 2016, Deputies from the Vista Patrol Station received a radio call to respond to the 1300 block of Morning Glory Lane to investigate a report of multiple gunshots. When they arrived a few minutes later, they found a 22-year-old male identified as Fallbrook resident, Tyler Branon, sitting in a car with apparent gunshot wounds to his torso. Deputies immediately began to render first aid until paramedics could arrive. Once paramedics were on scene, they continued to administer first aid. Unfortunately, the victim did not survive his wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The cause of death was due to multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death has been ruled a homicide. The remainder of the autopsy details have been sealed.

The case continues to be investigated by detectives from Sheriff’s Homicide Detail and the Vista Patrol Station.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.


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