Man Fatally Shoots His Brother in Carson: Sheriff

A view of the block in Carson where a man fatally shot his brother on Feb. 11, 2018, appears to be a residential area. (Credit: Google Maps)

A view of the block in Carson where a man fatally shot his brother on Feb. 11, 2018, appears to be a residential area. (Credit: Google Maps)

A man shot his older brother to death in Carson after an argument between the two turned violent Sunday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A view of the block in Carson where a man fatally shot his brother on Feb. 11, 2018, appears to be a residential area. (Credit: Google Maps)

A view of the block in Carson where a man fatally shot his brother on Feb. 11, 2018, appears to be a residential area. (Credit: Google Maps)

The suspected killer, who is 56 years old, shot his 57-year-old brother with a handgun at about 2:11 p.m., sheriff’s deputies said. The incident happened in the 19800 block of South Leapwood Avenue.

Deputies arrived to the scene after receiving a call about an assault with a deadly weapon gunshot victim. Once investigating the shooting, they learned the two brothers had been arguing before things “escalated,” sheriff’s deputies said in a news release.

The victim was armed with a baseball bat when his brother fired a gun at him, officials said. He was shot once in the torso.

After being taken to a nearby hospital, the victim was later pronounced dead.

The man suspected of fatally shooting him was detained and taken to the Carson Sheriff’s Station as authorities continue their investigation.