A Horseheads native was died from an apparent gunshot wound near San Diego, California, Friday.
Christopher Truax, Junior, was an active duty Sergeant in the Marines stationed in Miramar, California. The 21 year old was found lying next to a parked car early Friday morning, bleeding from a gunshot wound in Lemon Grove, California. His death is being ruled a homicide and at this time, no arrests have been made.
Truax previously deployed with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and his personal awards included the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.