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Shooting Injures 1 in Santee, Suspect Arrested

Paramedics are treating the victim for a non-life threatening injury

Deputies arrested a suspect after a shooting injured one victim in Santee Monday.

Grady Neel, 53, faces a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon. He was booked into San Diego Central Jail around 2:20 p.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO).

There was a report of shots fired on Shirley Gardens Drive, just west of Magnolia Avenue around 11:30 a.m., Sheriff Lt. Anthony O'Boyle said.

When deputies arrived, they found a suspect walking in the complex. He was later identified as Neel. He told deputies that he was unarmed, and they took him into custody without incident.

Paramedics are treating the victim for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his upper torso. O'Boyle said he was a transient who is known to couch surf different apartments in the complex.

Deputies said a firearm was uncovered inside Neel's apartment shortly after his arrest. O'Boyle said a motive for the shooting was not yet known.

According to the Sheriff's website, Neel will be arraigned on a bail amount of $50,000. He will appear in court on Nov. 1.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this case may call Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477.

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