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Neighbor arrested after California boy, 16, shot and killed

December 18, 2019 GMT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A man was arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing a 16-year-old boy in a Southern California mountain community but investigators haven’t identified a motive, authorities said.

Kaleb Aurelio was found suffering from a gunshot wound in the driveway of a residence in Crestline on Saturday, the San Bernardino Sun reported. The teen, a resident of nearby Twin Peaks, died at the scene.

Detectives with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department identified Joshua Camacho, 36, as a suspect, the newspaper said.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for Camacho’s Crestline home a block away from the shooting and found evidence connecting him to the killing, sheriff’s officials said. They didn’t specify what that evidence was.

Camacho was located Sunday in Orange County and brought to sheriff’s headquarters for interviews with detectives. At the conclusion of the interviews Camacho was arrested on suspicion of murder, the Sun reported. It wasn’t known Wednesday if he has an attorney.

Camacho is being held in lieu of $1 million bail, according to online booking records.

Sheriff’s officials said the motive for the shooting is under investigation.