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Argument escalates to fatal shooting in Acton; suspect arrested

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department patrol cars are shown near the scene of a fatal shooting in Acton.

May 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A suspect was taken into custody in Acton, accused of fatally shooting a man during a heated argument.

The incident happened Tuesday on the 1500 block of Eagle-Butte Road. The victim is 39-year-old Christopher Demyen of Acton.

Authorities say it appears Demyen and the suspect got into an argument that escalated. Investigators say the 56-year-old suspect pulled out a gun and shot Demyen in the upper torso. Demyen was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect was arrested, but his identity was not released.

If you have any information about this incident, you're urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.