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Man arrested in Petaluma for murder of 2-year-old

(KRON) – A man was arrested Wednesday in Petaluma in connection with the shooting death of a 2-year-old in Clearlake in March, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.

The murder occurred on March 23rd. The Lake County News reported the shooting occurred at a party in the 14000 block of Uhl Avenue.

Clearlake police identified Fernando Lugo-Garcia as the suspect and believed he had ties to Sonoma County, SCSO said. The sheriff’s office knew about him from “previous gang contacts.”

Lugo was arrested around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. He was interviewed by a Clearlake Police Department detective at the sheriff’s office and then taken to the Lake County Jail.

He was arrested on charges of murder, assault with a deadly weapon and several weapons offenses. He is being held without bail.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Clearlake police at (707) 994-8251.