Oroville Mercury-Register

Man suspected of killing girl in shooting

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ARVIN » An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 10-year-old girl in a carto-car shooting that left her father and brother wounded earlier this summer in Southern California,

authoritie­s said.

Liliana Jimenez died at the scene of the shooting July 17 in the small city of Arvin, southeast of Bakersfiel­d.

Her 29-year-old father and 12-year-old brother suffered gunshot wounds and were hospitaliz­ed.

Witnesses tried to chase the suspect’s vehicle, but it sped away.

Police and US Marshals arrested Jesus Everado Haros Rodriguez Thursday night in the Kern County community of Lamont, KBAK-TV reported. It wasn’t immediatel­y known if he has an attorney.

Investigat­ors didn’t say what the motive for the shooting was.

The suspect is also suspected of multiple assaults, according to Arvin police.

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