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NoHo Man, 25, Arrested For Fatally Shooting Neighbor, 43, Over Party

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NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — A 25-year-old man arrested in connection with murder of a 43-year-old North Hollywood man was held on $1 million bail Sunday, police said.

The shooting occurred just before 1 a.m. Saturday in an apartment in the 7600 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, said Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Upon arrival, police found Rafael Flores Vaca suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Rayner said.

Vaca was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

“One suspect, 25-year-old Caitan Arrequin, was initially detained attempting to escape from the perimeter,” Rayner said.

Police searched Arrequin’s home, and he was later arrested for the killing, Rayner said.

The two men apparently were neighbors, and Arrequin confronted Vaca over a party he was having, shooting him on a stairway landing, according to police.

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