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Yuba County man died from gunshot while breaking up teens fighting

Yuba County Sheriff reported a teenager shot a man in front of his home in Olivehurst.

OLIVEHURST, Calif. — Yuba County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call Monday night requesting an ambulance for a person who was shot near a home on South Gledhill Ave near Pasado Road in Olivehurst.

Yuba County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Leslie Carbah said Lonnie Long Jr., 57, was shot and transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Yuba County Sheriff detectives responded and learned teenagers were fighting outside of Long's home. Detectives received reports that Long went outside to intervene in the fight when he was shot.

The teenagers involved left the area before the deputies arrived at the scene.

After further investigation, detectives identified the shooter as a 16-year-old teenager from Linda. The teenager was located in East Linda, and after questioning him, deputies arrested and booked the teenager on suspicion of homicide. Carbah said the teenager was taken to Juvenile Hall, and the investigation was still ongoing in a Facebook post.

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