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UPDATE: Homicide detectives: Man shot in Castaic was pointing rifle at deputies

Posted: October 7, 2013 3:25 p.m.
Updated: October 7, 2013 3:25 p.m.

SANTA CLARITA - A Castaic man shot and killed at his home Sunday following a brief confrontation with sheriff’s deputies is remembered today by coworkers as a film industry veteran committed to the craft of audio post-production.

Bruce D. Graham, who would have turned 54 on Friday, was shot Sunday in his garage on Cloverleaf Place and was later pronounced dead at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

Graham, a married father of two, was rushed to the hospital about 7 p.m. Sunday with what witnesses described as an apparent injury to his abdomen.

A spokeswoman for the county coroner’s office told The Signal the man’s body was still at the hospital late Monday afternoon.

Investigators assigned to the Homicide Bureau are continuing to probe the circumstances of the deputy-involved shooting in the 28600 block of Cloverleaf Place in Castaic,

In a news release issued Monday, they reported that deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the location regarding a “family disturbance” call. While en route to the location, the call was updated to a “suicidal man with a gun” call.

When deputies arrived, the suspect emerged from the garage area holding a rifle, the news release said.

The suspect refused to follow commands to drop the rifle. He pointed the rifle at the deputies, who in fear for their safety fired at the suspect, the release said.

The weapon was recovered at the scene. No deputies were injured.

Graham was the vice president of technical services for a film company in Hollywood called XTracks.

“He was an accomplished Foley artist,” said a coworker who asked not to be identified by name, describing his friend as talented, dedicated and intelligent.

Graham worked on several TV projects as an audio post-production manager, often recording background sound for projects dubbed in a foreign language. He worked on the re-mastering of the “MASH” television show.

“I saw him throw himself on a floor one time just to get the proper sound,” the coworker said.

A list of project credits on the IMDB website includes: “The Ron James Show” (2009); “Love Lisa” (2002); “The Last Big Thing” (1996) and “Murder in the First” (1995).
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