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Tip leads to the arrest of a Canyon County man sought in shooting

Posted: May 19, 2013 12:45 p.m.
Updated: May 19, 2013 12:45 p.m.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a man who allegedly shot his father in the head late Thursday night in Canyon Country thanks to a tip supplied by a citizen, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

About 4 p.m. Saturday, deputies responded to a tip from someone that the man they had been looking for since Thursday had been spotted in Canyon Country, said Sgt. Rich Nagler.

Shortly after the shooting Thursday, deputies issued a press release asking for the public’s help in locating 31-year-old Juan Alexander Mejia Dubon.

On Saturday, they got the help they wanted.

“We received some information from a citizen that they thought they saw him in Canyon Country,” Nagler said Sunday.

“We went out there and arrested him.”

Dubon was being sought for questioning in connection with the shooting of his father at 11:47 p.m. Thursday in the 19000 block of Newhouse Street in Canyon Country, according to a news release.

At the time of the shooting, deputies described the crimes for which Dubon was wanted as attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, according to the same news release.

Details of any charges, if any, filed in connection with this case were not released Sunday morning.

Dubon’s father was shot in the head and taken to a local hospital where he later died, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau.

Dubon was thought to be in the area just before the shooting, the release said.

The Dubon family has lived down the street from a house on Newhouse Street for six or seven years, a neighbor of their’s told The Signal.
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