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Arrest made in fatal shooting of teenager in Orangevale

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting death of a teenager who was found outside an Orangevale home late Sunday.

The victim was identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as Erik Glen Ozee, 16, of Citrus Heights.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department reported Monday afternoon that Mario Andreas Contreras had been arrested and booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of murder. He is being held without bail.

Detectives believe that the shooting was not a random act, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. Although the victim did not live at the location where the shooting occurred, sheriff’s officials said it is unclear what the relationship was between Ozee and Contreras.

Ozee was found in front of a house in the 5600 block of Skyridge Drive, shot at least one time. Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies had been called to the scene after area residents reported hearing gunshots.

Medical personnel pronounced Ozee dead at the scene. The Coroner’s Office website placed his time of death at 11:14 p.m. Sunday.

The teen’s Facebook page shows a 16-year-old with common teenage boy interests: motorcycles, girls, funny videos and plenty of selfies. It also shows images of him making hand signs. In the employment line of his Facebook profile are the words, “Works at DrugDealin.”

Ozee’s family could not be reached Monday.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115.

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