Armed Man Fatally Wounded, Collapses Outside Placerville Home
Update: The man fatally shot as he entered a Placerville home Friday night has been identified as 37-year-old Lee Hart of Sacramento, authorities said.
Just before midnight on Friday (09/22/2012) the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a report of a gunshot in the 3100 block of Lo Hi Way in Placerville. Shortly thereafter the Dispatch Center received a report that a man armed with a handgun had entered a residence and had been shot with a shotgun and then attempted to leave the residence and was laying on the ground just outside the door of the residence.
Deputies arrived at the residence just after midnight to find the body of a 37 year old man, laying face down, just outside of the door of the residence. He was pronounced deceased at the location.
An El Dorado County Sheriff's official saidthat the gunman in Friday night's homicide in Placerville is known to authorities, but is not in custody.
Sheriff's Lt. Tim Becker said the shooter came forward to authorities and that there is no danger to the public at this time.
Detectives are still investigating the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Richard Lee Hart, and whether the shooter, who has not been identified, committed a crime in shooting Hart.