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Update Sept. 21,2016:  Sheriff's Homicide Detectives have arrested Sandra Leigh Stoneburner, who lived at the Camino San Ignacio address.  She is charged with murder of  the victim,  her sister Carrie Deatherage, 51.

East County News Service

September 17, 2016 (Warner Springs) — A shooting at the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation in Warner Springs has left a woman, 51, in grave condition.  A 57-year-old woman has been detained as a “person of interest” at the scene, says Lieutenant Kenneth Nelson.

Sheriff’s deputies responded at 11:46 p.m. last night to a report of a shooting.  They arrived to find the victim lying inside a home at 1000 Camino San Ignacio with obvious trauma to her upper body.

Deputies rendered first aid until paramedics arrived and transported the female to Palomar Hospital for treatment. Responding deputies were also able to detain an adult female as a person of interest at the scene.

“Based on the circumstances surrounding the incident and the victim's grave condition, the Sheriff's Homicide Detail responded and took responsibility for the investigation,” said Lt. Nelson.

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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