- Associated Press - Monday, March 26, 2018

SOUTH HILL, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 27-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his 24-year-old cousin at a home southeast of Tacoma.

KOMO-TV reports the man was arrested Sunday night in South Hill on suspicion of murder.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a 911 call from a man who said he had shot his cousin about two hours earlier.

Authorities say deputies found a man shot to death and took the other man into custody.

The sheriff’s office says preliminary investigation shows that the cousins and a friend were at the home smoking marijuana before the shooting.

Sheriff’s officials say the suspect told detectives he thought his cousin was the devil, so he brandished a handgun and ordered his cousin to get on the floor.

Authorities say shots were fired when the two began physically fighting.


Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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