The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man shot in his marijuana garden Tuesday night.

Around 10 p.m. deputies were called to the Jupiter area on Italian Bar Road near Rose Creek for a report of a man who had been shot, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies arrived, they found 31-year-old Scott Andrew Rockey, dead in a marijuana garden on his property.

Detectives responded to the scene and interviewed witnesses, while Child Welfare Services took custody of a 3-year-old who lives there.

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