Sheriff: Argument Led to Jones Valley Murder-Suicide

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office released this press release today:

INCIDENT: Homicide/Suicide

DATE/TIME: 1/20/2011 at 1807 Hours

LOCATION: Idle Hour Bar, 14961 Bear Mountain Rd., Jones Valley

VICTIM(S): Ronald Dunlap, age 50

SUSPECT : John Grant, age 62


On (Thurday) 01/20/2011 at 18:07 hours (6:07 p.m.) the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a shooting which had occurred at the Idle Hour Bar in Jones Valley. Deputies arrived at 18:13 hours. A short time later medical personnel arrived and pronounced Ronald Dunlap deceased.

Investigation revealed that several witnesses observed the shooting, these witnesses were interviewed at the Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit.

The Witness interviews revealed that after an argument Grant walked into the bar and shot Ronald Dunlap at close range.

At Approximately 1842 hours deputies located John Grant deceased at Pollution Point (Jones Valley Campground area) from a self inflicted gunshot wound.

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Press Release

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