19-Year-Old Fatally Shot by Brother During Dispute in Santa Monica: Police

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The brother of a 19-year-old man found fatally shot in a residential area in Santa Monica has been taken into custody, authorities said Monday.

The agency responded to a call about shots fired in the area of Lincoln Court and Idaho Avenue at 6:25 p.m. Sunday, according to Santa Monica police.

Officers found Charles Mondev with a gunshot wound, the Police Department said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A person who identified himself as the victim’s brother told police he had been in a “dispute” with his sibling, police said. The brothers lived at the same home with their parents, according to officials.

The coroner’s office listed 6:39 p.m. as Mondev’s time of death.

Liz Kelly, a woman who was in the area Sunday evening, said about 20 to 30 officers wearing bulletproof vests descended on the scene. The street where the incident happened appeared to have mostly been cleared by Monday morning.

Authorities provided no further details.

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