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Police say man shot mom, fled on tractor

Monday - 8/26/2013, 7:43pm  ET

This undated photo provided by the Simi Valley Police Department shows Ryan Carnan, who was shot and killed by police Saturday Aug. 24, 2013 in Simi Valley, Calif. Police say Carnan killed his mother, then shot up his neighborhood. Carnan was shot by officers as he tried to flee on a tractor. (AP Photo/Simi Valley Police Department)

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- Court records show a Southern California woman who police say was killed by her 29-year-old son over the weekend had been granted a three-year restraining order against him in 2008.

Ventura County court records obtained on Monday show that Sally Ann Carnan filed for a restraining order in July 2008 against her then 24-year-old son Ryan Carnan because of concerns about domestic violence.

Simi Valley police say Carnan, who served in the military, was never arrested but had three mental health-related contacts, most recently in July 2008.

Police say Ryan Carnan shot his mother to death on Saturday, left the home he shared with her on fire, shot at a random passer-by and fled on a tractor along a horse trail.

Police converged and killed him in a shootout. The incident is under investigation.


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