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Man Found Dead in Santa Cruz Mountains from Gunshot Wound

Death being treated as a homicide

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man on Laurel Road off of Highway 17. They are treating it as a homicide.

Deputies were alerted to reports of a man with a gun on the 17000 block of Laurel Road and Highway 17 around 8pm Sunday, June 14, according to Ashley Keehn, public information officer for the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. Once in the area, deputies found an unresponsive man with a gunshot wound who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was a 28-year-old San Jose resident. His identification is pending family notification, Keehn said.

The Sheriff’s Office is looking for two witnesses that are believed to be women in their 40s who were in the area at the time of the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Daniel Robbins at 831-454-7635.

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