CLAREMONT (CBSLA) — A 71-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday after a person was found shot to death in Claremont, police said.
A 71-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday after a person was found shot to death in Claremont, police said. (CBSLA)
“I came around the corner and I’m thinking well somebody hit the house and I’m looking for a car, I’m looking, well he’s in the street and he’s covered in blood,” Pat Meyer, who was at his mom’s house this morning when they heard a pounding noise. “Then a gentleman he came out of the house and he was very irate with his son.”
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According to the Claremont Police Department, officers responded to a call at about 8:20 a.m. of gunshots being fired at a residence in the 1800 block of Salem Court.
When the officers arrived on the scene, they found a man lying in the street with at least one gunshot wound to the chest. The man was taken to the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center where he died as a result of his wounds.
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According to neighbors, it started as a family argument that spilled into the street and ended with a father fatally shooting his adult son.
“Knowing that family for as many years as I’ve known them, I knew eventually something terrible was going to happen,” Joyce Kuntz, a neighbor, said.
A 71-year-old man was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered, according to police.