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Sacramento man arrested in shooting death of woman he was dating

Joshua Anthony Childers.
Joshua Anthony Childers. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

A Sacramento man has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman he was dating, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Joshua Anthony Childers, 25, was arrested by Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives on suspicion of homicide in the death of Victoria Yasman Vasquez, 24, of Sacramento.

The Lincoln Police Department received a 911 call about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday from a man who said he shot a woman at a mobile home in the 8200 block of Coed Lane in Sacramento County.

Inside the mobile home, Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies found Vasquez with a gunshot wound to the head, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the meantime, the Placer County Sheriff’s Department responded to the dead end of old Highway 65 in Sheridan and found the man’s vehicle. Childers, a Sacramento resident, was detained without incident.

Sacramento County deputies took him into custody and brought him to detectives. Childers was booked into Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of murder early Wednesday. He is scheduled for arraignment Thursday and is ineligible for bail.

The motive remains unknown, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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