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Suspect arrested in Tuesday’s fatal shooting at Natomas home

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Tuesday morning shooting death of Dale Botta, 44, at a South Natomas home.

Sacramento police announced that Donald Chapman was taken into custody without incident Wednesday in Vallejo and booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of murder.

Officers responded about 3:38 a.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of Saginaw Circle regarding a report of shots fired. They arrived to find Botta inside the residence with multiple gunshot wounds. Sacramento Fire Department personnel also responded and pronounced Botta dead at the scene.

Detectives soon discovered that the suspected shooter was known to Botta and had left the scene immediately after the shooting. Police said an argument between Botta and Chapman apparently escalated and resulted in the fatal shooting.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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