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Suspected Homicide Arrest in Placerville

An arrest¬† in a suspected homicide was made in the Placerville area yesterday evening after deputies responded to a 911 call of a reported altercation in the area of Brown’s Road and Cold Springs Road, just North of Placerville.
El Dorado County Sheriff Sgt Jim Byers says the sheriff’s office recieved a poor quality cell phone call around 4:10 PM.
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County fire units and deputies responded and located the victim, 20 year old Matthew Steele of Auburn,  at the intersection in a parked vehicle and citizens were performing CPR.

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Wesley-HampshireWitnesses reported the suspect had fled the scene on foot and an investigation led deputies to 18 year old Wesley Hampshire of Placerville.
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The investigation is ongoing as detectives are attempting to determine what the caused the intial altercation.

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