Man dead, kills father in Woodlake, deputies say

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WOODLAKE, Calif. (KSEE) — A 32-year-old man shoots father then takes his own life in Tulare County Saturday afternoon, according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to a home in the 1100 block of East Naranjo Blvd. in Woodlake for a shooting.

When deputies arrived, they found the suspects father shot to death at the home.

Witnesses in the area gave authorities a suspect and vehicle description.

Deputies say they were able to track the suspect down near Highway 198 and the Kaweah Recreation Boat Ramp towards Three Rivers.

Authorities say they tried for nearly an hour to negotiate with him to get out of the car but he refused and shot himself.

Investigators say they learned that it was a family disturbance between a father and a son.

The father was later identified as Abel Martin, 62, while the suspect was identified as 32-year-old Arnold Martin.

“It’s very tragic anytime to hear anytime someone loses a life but, to hear a family disturbance leads to the death of a family member, I mean its horrific. The family is going through a lot of pain, a lot of trauma at this point. We are trying to figure out why and how it happened but at this point, we are so early in the investigation, just trying to find out what occurred,” Capt. Joe Torres with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said.

Detectives are at the two scenes investigating. If you have any information, you’re asked to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218.

Courtesy: Tulare County Sheriff’s Office

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