Ramona Man Jailed on Suspicion of Shooting and Killing Neighbor, Investigation Continues

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A San Diego Sheriff’s cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A Ramona man was jailed Friday on suspicion of fatally shooting a fellow resident of the rural town northeast of San Diego.

Deputies arrested Sean Joseph Hawksworth, 24, at his home shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday for allegedly gunning down 26-year-old Eduardo Aguilar Alba, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Alba’s brother made a 911 call shortly after 5 p.m. Oct. 20 to report discovering his sibling dead in the victim’s residence in the 400 block of 16th Street in Ramona, Lt. Joseph Jarjura said.

The lieutenant did not disclose a suspected motive for the alleged slaying or reveal whether there was any known relationship between Alba and Hawksworth, who lived about a mile away from each other.

“That is all still part of our investigation,” Jarjura said Friday.

Hawksworth was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

Story updated Nov. 3 at 3:19 PM.