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Vista Man Fatally Shoots Teen After Failed LA Robbery: LAPD

A San Diego County man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the slaying of a teen girl in the parking lot of a Marina Del Rey shopping center in an apparent botched robbery.

Cameron Frazier, 21, was arrested by the FBI's Fugitive Task Force outside of his San Diego-area home in Vista, according to an LAPD statement.

Frazier is accused of shooting 17-year-old Kristine Carman outside of a Jerry’s Deli Jan. 6.

Neighbors say more than a dozen law enforcement agents staked out Frazier's home at the Shadowridge Meadows apartment off South Melrose Drive.

“I came outside to take out trash and there were FBI agents and police all over. They had lined up the whole driveway," said one woman who wanted to remain anonymous. "They were all in their tactical gear and it said FBI on the back."

Carman was in California visiting her sister for the first time from her home in Texas at the time of the shooting. Her family said she was considering a move to California.

"It was her first time visiting and she saw how beautiful it was," her father John Carman told NBC4 days after the shooting. "She had just come out of Texas for the first time. She's only 17 so she really had some high hopes."

Carman died after she was shot in the head while sitting in a car at the Villa Marina Marketplace parking lot.

Kristine was in an SUV with three other girls, including her sister, when an armed man approached their vehicle and an altercation ensued, according to LAPD.

Surveillance video from the shopping center showed a man fleeing the scene of the shooting.

Frazier will be held without bail, according to LAPD, and the case will be presented to the LA County District Attorney’s office for filing consideration.

Robert Kovacik contributed to this report.

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