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UPDATE: Ranchero Road Death Investigation Concludes; Suicide Determined

HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) A death investigation was launched after a man was found shot dead alongside a truck Thursday afternoon.

At around 1:40 p.m. Deputies from the Hesperia Station were dispatched to Ranchero Road and Royal View Lane where they located a deceased male.

The man was lying near a gold truck with a shotgun nearby on along a busy roadway.

Through investigation, it was determined that the gunshot wound was determined to be self-inflicted, Sheriff’s officials confirmed Thursday.

The identification of the man was not immediately released pending notification of next-of-kin.

Ranchero Road was temporarily closed between Cataba Road and Mariposa while authorities processed the scene.

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