SAN FERNANDO ( — A 30-year-old man was charged Tuesday with murdering his father in Canyon Country.

Juan Alexander Mejia was also charged with one felony count each of discharge of a firearm with gross negligence and receiving stolen property.

The suspect’s 53-year-old father, also named Juan Mejia, was shot about 11:45 p.m. last Thursday in the 19000 block of Newhouse Street.

The suspect came home drunk and began to argue with his parents. He then shot his father in the head.

Mejia was arrested Saturday by Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies conducting a traffic stop.

The suspect is expected to be arraigned June 11.


Man Accused Of Murdering His Father Apprehended

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