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Son charged with murder in father’s death

A Cedar Ridge man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon during an apparent argument with his son, whom Nevada County Sheriff’s officers later booked into jail for murder.

As of Sunday evening, the names of the alleged shooter and his deceased father hadn’t been released by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department. But despite the murder charge, a neighbor and police said the son, 26, claimed he acted in self-defense.

The victim called emergency dispatch at 2:41 p.m., saying he had been shot in the chest by his son during an argument, said Sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Powell.

At that point, the man fell to the ground, and when deputies arrived at the home on the 11000 block of Cedar Ridge Drive, he was found lying on his back outside his front porch, Powell said. The man subsequently was pronounced dead by Ophir Hill Fire and Rescue officials also responding to the scene, he said.

Sheriff’s officers said the suspect sought them out at the scene of the shooting and told them he acted in self-defense.

The suspect even pointed to the general area where he had discarded the gun, Powell said.

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