New details have emerged with regard to the horrific murder of Valerie Ely, wife of Tarzan actor Ron Ely, who was stabbed to death by her son Cameron in her California home.
Authorities revealed Tuesday that Cameron Ely, 30, was unarmed when he was shot 24 times by four responding officers from the Sheriff & # 39; s Office in Santa Barbra County after stabbing his mother to death.
The department said the 30-year-old delegates said he was armed and making motions as if he were drawing a weapon when he was shot outside his family's home near Santa Barbara on October 15.
"In response, four delegates fired a total of 24 rounds from their service weapons, fatally injuring the suspect," said a department spokesman.
When delegates were able to approach Cameron safely with the help of a ballistic shield, they discovered that he pretended he was armed and had no weapon.
Authorities revealed Tuesday that Cameron Ely, 30, was unarmed when he was shot 24 times by four responding officers from the Sheriff & # 39; s Office in Santa Barbra County after stabbing his mother, Valerie, to death
The department said the 30-year-old (shown in 2008) told the delegates that he was armed and making motions as if he were drawing a weapon when he was shot outside the home of his family near Santa Barbara on October 15
Ron (left), 81, who played the title character on the NBC Tarzan series in the 1960s, did not get injured either, but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The spokesperson added that none of the delegates involved in the confrontation were injured. Ron, 81, who played the title character in the NBC Tarzan series in the 1960s, also did not get injured, but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Meanwhile, Valerie, 62, was found in the house "deceased with multiple stab wounds.
Investigators are currently conducting criminal, coroner and administrative investigations – with an autopsy from both Valerie and Cameron still pending.
Cameron was a quarterback trained by Harvard who enjoyed a charmed life rubbing with his famous godfather Fess Parker and living in the exclusive property of his parents for $ 4.8 million before killing his mother.
Described as & # 39; extremely intelligent & # 39; through the college student newspaper, Cameron 6 foot 5 often placed photos of his time studying at Harvard on his MySpace account in the early 2000s.
Scout.com said the beginning footballer had a & # 39; ability to make good decisions & # 39 ;.
Cameron signed as the Ivy League quarterback in 2007 according to his Harvard profile, after graduating from his boarding school of $ 50,000 per year, Phillips Exeter Academy, and images showing he enjoys costume parties with friends and time with his family .
He graduated in 2012 with a degree in psychology, according to People, and was not on the selection of the football team after 2007.
The LA Times reports that he has been a licensed security guard for the past two years.
In one of the photos Cameron posted online, he is seen as a young teenager posing with his godfather, Fess Parker. The western actor, who died in 2010, played Davy Crockett in a Walt Disney series.
He proudly endorsed the snap: & # 39; My godfather Fess Parker. & # 39;
Cameron Ely went to Harvard University, where he joined in 2007 and played football as a quarterback. His profession as an adult is not clear. Shown left in a Myspace post with his godfather West actor Fess Parker
Actor Ron Ely and wife Valerie Lundeen pictured above at the third annual Cathy & # 39; s Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic on June 25, 1977
In 2012 he accompanied his father during an interview. After his aberration, Ron commented: & # 39; That must have been a beautiful girl (pulled away by), because that's the only thing that could pull him away. & # 39;
A little over ten years later he would be dead after killing his mother and trying to blame the attack on his 81-year-old disabled father.
In audio obtained by The Blast, the original emergency service caller was a young man who said his & # 39; s father was trying to attack the mother & # 39 ;.
The operator adds that when the authorities called back the caller & # 39; breathless, unintelligible and crying & # 39; sounded.
Valerie and Ron had been married for 35 years and had three children together, Kirsten, Kaitland and Cameron.
The house at Hope Ranch, with a tennis court and swimming pool, was one of the two addresses that were in the public archives for Cameron Ely. It is understood that the family recently offered the five-bedroom, six-bathroom home for $ 4.8 million, according to Zillow.
The house at Hope Ranch, with a tennis court and swimming pool, was one of the two addresses that were in the public archives for Cameron Ely. It is understood that the family recently offered the five-bedroom, six-bathroom home for $ 4.8 million, according to Zillow
The couple is at home at Hope Ranch. The suspect was found hidden during a house search
Cameron, in the photo, allegedly called police after killing his mother, a former Miss Florida, but blamed the attack on his 81-year-old disabled father
The house has been for sale for about a month and the asking price has been reduced by 200k.
Police responded to the Santa Barbara home for the first time for a domestic outage around 3.15 p.m. on Oct. 15 and found an elderly woman dead with stab wounds.
The deputies of the sheriff searched the grounds of the ranch where they found Cameron. They said the male suspect & # 39; threatened & # 39; and was armed. Video of the scene captured the moment four officers fired shots.
Cameron was shot dead at 9.40 p.m.
Lt. Erik Raney from the Santa Barbara Sheriff office said: “We wanted to make sure all residents were safe while we searched the area.
& # 39; We initially called in the air support unit and neighboring law enforcement agencies to seek help with the search and when we were able to find the suspect in the area of the murder, and after the confrontation we closed the asylum. We do not believe that there is a further threat to the public. & # 39;
Raney added: & # 39; We do not know exactly how many shots were fired. We had several delegates involved in the shooting. Fortunately, all our representatives are in order. & # 39;
Ely, who is now 81, played in a number of TV appearances in the 1960s, but found his break playing the lead role in the NBC series Tarzan from 1966, pictured
Actor Ron Ely and family attend Second Year Toys for Tots Benefit on December 19, 1992 at Hancock Park in Los Angeles, California
Ely played in a number of TV appearances in the 1960s, but found his break playing the lead role in the NBC series Tarzan from 1966.
He also played the title role in the 1975 film Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze.
In addition to a career strewn with occasional parts on TV, Ely organized the Miss America parade between 1979 and 1981. He stopped acting in 2001, but returned in part in a TV movie called Expecting Amish in 2014.
The famous actor said he had finished his career on screen to spend time with his children.
Muscular Tarzan who did his own stunts and won the hearts of baby boomers
Ron Ely, 81, played the title character on the NBC series Tarzan, which ran from 1966 to 1968.
The tall, muscular actor was not as well known as Johnny Weismuller, the Olympic swimmer who played Tarzan, the character created by novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, in films in the 1930s and 1940s.
But Ely formed the image of the shirtless, loincloth-bearing character that many in the baby boom generation remember.
Ely said in interviews that he did his own stunts on the show, working directly and precariously with the tigers, chimpanzees, and other wild animals that were friends and servants of Tarzan.
Ely stopped acting in 2001 to focus on his family. It is shown here in December 1987
Ely's Tarzan did not speak in the monosyllabic grunts that are often associated with the character. Instead, he was a well-educated bachelor who was tired of civilization and had returned to the African jungle where he had grown up.
Ely also played the title character in the 1975 action film Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, but furthermore usually had small roles in TV and films, including the South Pacific film musical from 1958.
He hosted the Miss America parade in 1980 and 1981 and later married Valerie Ely, a former Miss Florida. The couple had three children.
Ely stopped acting in 2001 to focus on his family. But he returned briefly in 2014 in the TV film Expecting Amish.
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