By Richie Ramos

PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – A man is facing an attempted murder charge after he shot a person he lived with in the chest with an arrow, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday.

Michael Raley, 35, allegedly shot his 68-year-old roommate with a crossbow after the victim intervened during a disturbance at their residence between Raley and another person. The unidentified victim is hospitalized in critical condition as of Monday, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Investigators were dispatched to the Marshall Medical Center in Placerville after the victim had arrived.

Authorities said the scene of the crossbow shooting happened Saturday night at around 11:20 at Raley and the victim’s home in the town of Rescue.

Raley fled the scene prior to law enforcement’s arrival but was located several hours later and taken into custody.


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