An 18-year-old Sacramento man was arrested Saturday in connection with the death of a young woman found shot in the back seat of a sport-utility vehicle in El Dorado Hills early that morning.
The woman has not yet been identified, but she appeared to be about 17 or 18 years old, said Lt. Kevin House, spokesman for the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department.
Raul Reyes Jr. -- who called 911 to report the woman's death -- was being held at the county jail on suspicion of murder in connection with the homicide, House said.
About 4 a.m. Saturday, sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call reporting the woman's death. Parked on the side of Valley View Parkway, they found a Chevrolet Suburban with the dead woman lying on the floor between the front and rear seats, House said.
She had been shot at least once, probably while inside the vehicle, House said.
At the scene, deputies also found another car and two men -- one of whom was Reyes, who authorities believe was driving the Suburban. The men were detained for questioning, and Reyes' arrest followed that afternoon, House said. The other man was released.
Their relationship to the woman is not known, House said.
Authorities are not yet sure where the woman was when she was shot, but they do believe the vehicle had been moved from the location of the shooting, House said.
© Copyright The Sacramento Bee. All rights reserved.
Read more articles by Kim Minugh
What You Should Know About Comments on Sacbee.com
Sacbee.com is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and reaction to our stories. However, we reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments or ban users who can't play nice. (See our full terms of service here.)
Here are some rules of the road:
Keep your comments civil. Don't insult one another or the subjects of our articles. If you think a comment violates our guidelines click the "Report Abuse" link to notify the moderators. Responding to the comment will only encourage bad behavior.
Don't use profanities, vulgarities or hate speech. This is a general interest news site. Sometimes, there are children present. Don't say anything in a way you wouldn't want your own child to hear.
Do not attack other users; focus your comments on issues, not individuals.
Stay on topic. Only post comments relevant to the article at hand.
Do not copy and paste outside material into the comment box.
Don't repeat the same comment over and over. We heard you the first time.
Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed.
Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience.
Don't flag other users' comments just because you don't agree with their point of view. Please only flag comments that violate these guidelines.
You should also know that The Sacramento Bee does not screen comments before they are posted. You are more likely to see inappropriate comments before our staff does, so we ask that you click the "Report Abuse" link to submit those comments for moderator review. You also may notify us via email at email@example.com. Note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us the profile name of the user who made the comment. Remember, comment moderation is subjective. You may find some material objectionable that we won't and vice versa.
If you submit a comment, the user name of your account will appear along with it. Users cannot remove their own comments once they have submitted them.