ACAMPO, Calif. - A man was shot to death in Acampo Wednesday night and the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department says it may be down to a dispute over a dog.
Lieutenant Jim Cannon said the sheriff's department received a call of shots fired on the 4800 block of E. Harvest Rd. shortly before 5 p.m.
Upon arrival, deputies found 37-year-old Thomas Kirby down, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. Deputies administered CPR until medical personnel arrived and took over before pronouncing the man dead at the scene, said Cannon.
During an ensuing investigation, witnesses told deputies Joshua Adam Franklin, 37, and Kirby had gotten into a physical confrontation before Franklin shot Kirby and fled in a silver pickup truck.
Deputies then learned that Franklin was at a south Sacramento hospital receiving treatment for minor injuries sustained during the encounter. Franklin was subsequently taken into custody at the hospital and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on a charge of homicide, according to the sheriff's department.
Deputies learned in the preliminary investigation that the shooting had possibly been the result of a dispute over a dog, said Cannon.