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Suspect arrested in deadly East County shooting

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Posted at 7:21 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 00:48:35-05

DEHESA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A suspect is in custody for the fatal shooting of a man in the Dehesa area late Thursday evening, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Detectives identified the suspect as 49-year-old Daniel Christopher Allen who was arrested and booked into San Diego Central Jail for one count of murder Friday evening.

Sheriff’s officials said the incident happened in the 6000 block of Stallion Oaks Road at around 11 p.m.

ABC 10News learned deputies were dispatched to the area after a woman reported her boyfriend had been shot.

Responding emergency crews attempted life-saving measures, but the man -- who was not identified -- died at the scene.

Details on what led to the shooting remain under investigation.