SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly shooting and killing his father.
Sacramento County sheriff’s homicide detectives were called to the Monte Bello apartments in the 4000 block of South Watt Avenue in the Rosemont area for a shooting at about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday.
A male caller, later identified as Daniel Cartwright, said he had shot his father, who was unresponsive inside the apartment. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies were approached in the parking lot of the complex by Cartwright, who identified himself as the caller, Sgt. Jason Ramos said.
Deputies were directed to an upstairs apartment, where they found a 40-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his upper body. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. A handgun was recovered inside the apartment and is believed to be the weapon used, Ramos said.
Cartwright was taken to a Sheriff’s facility to be interviewed by detectives, and later transported to the jail and booked without bail.
Preliminary investigation suggests that the shooting took place several hours before Cartwright called the sheriff’s department, Ramos said. The reason for this delay and the motive weren’t immediately known, Ramos said.