Investigators are seeking information from the public regarding a
homicide in Watsonville early Sunday morning that may have been gang-related,
At about 3:15 a.m., Watsonville police officers were notified that
three males had driven up to the emergency room entrance at Watsonville
Community Hospital and dropped off a male victim suffering from a single
gunshot wound, police said.
The victim, later identified as Ryan Michael Dean, died of his
injuries at the hospital, according to police.
Officers said that the three unidentified males dropped Dean at
the emergency room entrance and did not provide any information before
fleeing in their vehicle.
Watsonville police detectives are investigating the homicide as
Anyone with information regarding this fatal shooting is strongly
encouraged to call the Watsonville Police Department tip line at (831)
728-3544 or the Watsonville Police Department Investigation Bureau at (831)