San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office at the County Operations Center. Photo by Ken Stone

Authorities Tuesday publicly identified a 37-year-old man who was fatally shot in downtown Ramona on Monday.

Deputies and California Highway Patrol officers responding to a report of gunfire near Collier County Park found Arthur Hancock of Ramona mortally wounded in the 700 block of Main Street shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday, sheriff’s Lt. Thomas Seiver said. Hancock died at the scene.

Later in the day, homicide detectives arrested Elias Rafael Ruiz, 32, on suspicion of gunning down Hancock. Ruiz, also a resident of Ramona, was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Officials have not revealed a suspected motive for the shooting or disclosed the nature of the relationship, if any, between Hancock and Ruiz.

— City News Service

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