Monday, July 25th, 2016

Templeton Gun Shot Fatality Appears To Be Accidental

Police-LineOn March 6 about 9 p.m., the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a man with an apparent gunshot wound at the 2800 block of Cloudy Meadow Road in rural Templeton. 

The Sheriff’s Office responded to the 911 call with patrol deputies, detectives, coroner investigators, and a forensic specialist.  Through the course of the investigation the man was identified as the homeowner, Robert Stark Hickey, 48 years of age.

Although the investigation is continuing, the preliminary findings indicate that Hickey’s death was the result of an accident.

An autopsy is scheduled for next Thursday.