A 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday on suspicion of killing a family member at his home in Shingle Springs before bringing a loaded gun to Ponderosa High School, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office reported.
“It is believed the juvenile acted alone and there are no outstanding suspects,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. “The 16-year-old will be booked into juvenile hall for murder. The investigation is still active at this time.”
Sheriff’s deputies were alerted at 8 a.m. Thursday that the teen had brought a loaded firearm to the high school on Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. He was arrested, and investigators later found the body of a homicide victim at the student’s home on Neef Lane in Shingle Springs.
The Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as a relative of the suspect but had not named either individual as of 6:30 p.m. Thursday.