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Sonora, CA — Sheriff’s officials have released the name of the man shot at a popular camping area in the Stanislaus National Forest near Kennedy Meadows.

According to Tuolumne County Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Andrea Benson, the man who perished in the July 11 incident was identified as  36-year-old Timothy Edward Smith of Watsonville and that next of kin has been notified.

As earlier reported, sheriff’s officials were reportedly told that a man and his girlfriend were asleep in their tent when an un-associated 36-year-old Watsonville man entered the tent in the early hours. The woman woke up to the man on top of her and yelled to her boyfriend. Allegedly, the stranger was fatally shot during the ensuing confrontation.

She adds that more details will be released as additional information becomes available to share with the public.