Cameron Ely, Son of Tarzan Star Ron Ely Shot by Police Deputies

Cameron Tarzan star

New details have emerged regarding the gruesome California murder that occurred earlier this month involving Tarzan actor Ron Ely, his wife Valerie Ely and their son Cameron Ely.

Cameron Ely, the son of “Tarzan” star Ron Ely, was reportedly killed buy 4 police deputies who fired 24 rounds, after he pretended to draw a weapon.

According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, the 30-year-old former Harvard quarterback was found outside the couple’s Hope Ranch property where he fatally stabbed his mother, Valerie Lundeen Ely.

Officers arrived at the family’s Hope Ranch home after they received a report about a “family disturbance” at around 8:15 p.m. Upon their arrival, they found Lundeen, 62, dead with multiple stab wounds. His 81-year-old father, Ron Ely, was unharmed.

Tarzan Star Ron Ely Trivia
Ron Ely is best known for playing Tarzan in the TV series that aired on NBC from 1966-1968.
Miss Florida Valerie Lundeen Ely married in 1984 and had three children together, Cameron, 30, and sisters Kirsten, 34, and Kaitland, 32.
He was also known for playing the lead role in the film Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze.
He hosted the Miss America pageant telecast in 1980 and 1981.
Attended The University of Texas at Austin in mid-1950s and was in ROTC.
Hosted a game show in the early 1980s called Face the Music (1979). A delightful trademark of his performance was his tendency to preface a statement to the contestants with the introductory identifier, “Contestants!”
The former “Tarzan” appeared in a rare guest spot on the jungle adventure Sheena (2000) in the 2001-2002 season.
Attended Amarillo High School. There is a letter sweater from him in the trophy cases (saved from 1970 fire in the older school).
Writer of mystery novels, featuring the character Jake Sands Night Shadows 1994 East Beach 1995
Dated former Bond girls Ursula Andress and Britt Ekland.
His depiction of Tarzan is a bachelor due to Sy Weintraub’s decision of omitting Jane. Weintraub also depicts the title character as a well-spoken lone adventurer despite being paired a young orphaned boy named Jai and continually being an ally to Cheeta the chimpanzee.

The latest details:

“In response, four deputies fired a total of 24 rounds from their service weapons, fatally wounding the suspect,” the spokesperson continued. “When deputies were able to safely approach Cameron using a ballistic shield, they found that he had feigned being armed and did not have a weapon.”

The spokesperson noted that none of the deputies who were involved with the confrontation were injured. Ron also did not suffer any injuries, but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting criminal, coroner’s and administrative investigations. An autopsy of both Valerie and Cameron is pending.

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