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Escondido Teen Arrested in Man's Shooting Death

An Escondido teen has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of a 27-year-old man in March, officials said.

Fabian Arellano of Escondido was shot just after midnight on March 16 in the area of Escondido Boulevard and Ninth Avenue. He was rushed to Palomar Medical Center, where he died, police said.

Investigators believe the shooting was gang related.

Escondido police detectives zeroed in on 18-year-old Javier Seda as a suspect.

Police said Seda fled to Mexico after the shooting; officers coordinated with federal agents in the U.S. and Mexico to apprehend him.

He is being held in the Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of murder.

No other information was immediately available.

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