A very sad story indeed, involving a 1984 Olympic medalist and local Ventura County sports hero.
From the Ventura County Star website:
This is really a tragedy. A nicer man, I will never meet.Police confirmed this morning that former Olympic shot putter and Hueneme High School athletic director Dave Laut was shot to death at his Oxnard home late last night.
Oxnard police responding to a report of shots fired near midnight found Lout, 52, in the yard of his home in the 800 block of Raft Lane with multiple gunshot wounds, police said in a prepared statement. He died at the scene.
Police called the killing a homicide, but they offered no further details about the incident.