2 Arrested in Shooting Death of 16-Year-Old Boy in Tulare County

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Vanessa Macias, 19, and Jesus Fernandez, 18, are seen in undated photos provided by the Tulare County Sheriff's Office on Oct. 19, 2019.
Vanessa Macias, 19, and Jesus Fernandez, 18, are seen in undated photos provided by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 19, 2019.

Authorities say a young woman and young man were arrested on suspicion of murder in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in central California.

Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a call Friday night near Earlimart found the teenager, Ignacio Lemus, with at least one gunshot wound.

Detectives identified 18-year-old Jesus Fernandez and 19-year-old Vanessa Macias as the suspects. Both were arrested Saturday morning during a traffic stop, the Sheriff’s Office said.

It wasn’t immediately known if they have attorneys.

Investigators haven’t identified a possible motive.

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