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Juvenile suspected of fatally shooting relative Friday arrested in El Dorado County

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The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department arrested a juvenile in the fatal shooting Friday of a 41-year-old family member, a department news release said.

The shooting was reported at about 10:54 p.m. Friday when police were called to check on suspicious circumstances at a home on the 100 block of Argonaut Drive in Diamond Springs in El Dorado County.

When officers arrived, they found a 41-year-old man inside the home who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Missing were the man’s truck and an underage family member who was said to have been at the residence, the release said.

The minor, who was driving the man’s truck, was stopped nearby by police.

“During the investigation it was discovered the juvenile family member had shot and killed the victim inside the home,” the news release said.

The minor was booked into the El Dorado County Juvenile Hall on murder charges. An investigation into the incident is still underway, the news release said.

An El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

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