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Ronan man is in jail following a deadly shooting

The shooting happened indoors, and the men live in the same residence
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Posted at 5:55 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 19:56:12-04

James S. Deaton of Ronan is in jail following a fatal shooting in the Mission Valley.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says deputies responded to a reported accidental shooting on Parizeau Lane in Ronan on Tuesday afternoon.

However, officers determined that Jim E. Lewis, 65 years old, had been shot and killed by Deaton, 78a ccording to Sheriff Bell.

The shooting happened indoors, and the men live in the same residence.

Deaton was arrested on suspicion of homicide and is currently in the Lake County Jail.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the incident.

No other details have been released at this point; we will update you when we more information.