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Friday 02/07/2014 2:11 PM - Homicide Investigation

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781 4547
Type of Incident: Homicide Investigation
Date and Time of Incident: 2-7-14, Approximately 3:10 AM
Place of Occurrence: 700 block of Klau Mine Road, rural Paso Robles
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: John Steven Danner, 23, rural Paso Robles
Details of News Release: The Sheriff's Office is releasing new information in a shooting incident that took place this morning in the 700 block of Klau Mine Road in rural Paso Robles. The Sheriff's Office received a call from a local hospital notifying deputies that doctors were treating a victim of a gunshot wound. Deputies determined that a shooting incident had taken place at a residence on Klau Mine Road. One death was confirmed at that location. One other victim was taken to the hospital, was treated and released with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. There is one person in custody. He is identified as 23-year-old John Steven Danner of rural Paso Robles. He is being charged with one count of murder. There are no other suspects outstanding. The identity of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. Wardens with California Fish and Wildlife responded to the scene because there was information that live rattlesnakes were located inside the residence. The rattlesnakes have been removed from the residence. Detectives remain at that location and are continuing to interview witnesses and process the crime scene.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Friday 02/07/2014 2:11 PM