Man shoots son in confrontation at Rancho Santa Fe home
A Rancho Santa Fe resident fatally shot his mentally unstable son after the younger man showed up at his parents’ home with a can of gasoline on Labor Day and attacked his mother, authorities said Tuesday.
Thomas Allen Blackmore, 40, parked his car about a quarter-mile from his parents’ Via Recanto house and walked to the large Spanish-style residence on Monday evening, arriving about 6:30 p.m., sheriff’s homicide Lt. Dennis Brugos said.
When his mother answered the door, Blackmore began assaulting her, according to Brugos. Blackmore’s father responded by retrieving a shotgun and shooting his son. The older man then rendered first aid as his wife called 9-1-1.
Medics took Blackmore to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where he died early Tuesday morning.
Relations between Blackmore, a San Diego resident who was hospitalized about a week ago due to mental illness, and his parents had been “somewhat strained” recently, Brugos said.
The son’s reason for bringing a two-gallon container of gasoline to the couple’s home was unclear.
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