Update: Citrus Heights fatal shooting takes new twist

7:18 PM, Mar 2, 2011   |    comments
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  • Shooting on Merlindale

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA - Citrus Heights police say they have detained a person of interest in the shooting early Wednesday morning of a man and woman in a Merlindale Drive home.

Officers were called to a home on the 5900 block of Merlindale just before 4 a.m. There they said they found a man dead in a bedroom with gunshots to his head and chest. A 33-year-old woman had been shot in the leg. She was taken to Mercy San Juan Medical Center where she was expected to fully recover, said Lt. Gary Hendricks.

According to responding officers, two others were in the house at the time of the shooting.

Police were trying to determine a motive for the shooting. A positive identification of the dead man hasn't been released but the Southern Poverty Law Center reports he was a man active in white supremacy groups. 


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