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Man shot to death in Oroville; housemate arrested

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OROVILLE, Wash. – A man was shot to death in a fight at his home north of town and just south of the Canadian border, and a younger man who also lived in the house has been arrested, authorities said.

Jeremy Todd, 24, who had a bloody nose from the fight, was jailed for investigation of second-degree murder after Martin B. Hernandez, 40, was shot once in the chest with a 7 mm rifle at point-blank range early Thursday, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank T. Rogers said.

Children were in the house but did not witness the shooting, Rogers said.

He said the two men argued at a bar Wednesday, after which Todd returned home and fell asleep on the couch, then was awakened by Hernandez after he and his girlfriend got back to the house later. With the girlfriend in another room, the two men began fighting.

Todd told investigators he got his rifle, loaded it and shot Hernandez, who was unarmed and died at the scene, the sheriff said.

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