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Victim shot with bow and arrow found dead in National City

Posted at 5:40 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 13:14:58-04

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) -- A man who was apparently shot with an arrow was found dead in National City Monday afternoon.

According to National City Police, the incident was reported at around 2:30 p.m. near the 1800 block of Wilson Avenue.

After the shooting, the suspect reportedly called police saying he shot an arrow into a man. The suspect told police there was a fight before the shooting.

NCPD Captain Alex Hernandez said the suspect showed officers where the victim was located. The victim was found in what appeared to be a homeless encampment and pronounced dead at the scene.

"We were able to recover the bow and some other items that were nearby as evidence," said Hernandez.

Police say a woman who was believed to be with the two men at the time of the shooting was questioned. All three are believed to be transients living in the encampment where the incident took place, police say.

While the deceased man was not identified, National City police identified the suspect as 39-year-old Miguel Venegas; he was booked into jail on a suspicion of murder charge.