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Felon fatally shoots 21-yr-old Ventura man

A 24-year-old felon was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 21-year-old Ventura man in the 200 block of West Vince Street in Ventura on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011.

January 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A 24-year-old felon was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 21-year-old Ventura man.

The shooting was reported about 11:00 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of West Vince Street.

Responding officers found the victim, William Spear of Ventura, with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Ventura County Medical center, where he died from his injury.

Upon investigation, Ventura police detectives found that the suspect lived near the crime scene. They obtained a search warrant for the suspect's home and found evidence connecting him to the crime.

Frank Sotello was arrested and booked for murder. He was also charged for felon in possession of a firearm.