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Santee man shot in head dies, brother arrested

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SANTEE (CNS) - The brother of a 41-year-old Santee man who was shot in the head at an East County home was booked on suspicion of murdering his sibling, authorities said Monday.

Anthony Tesch was pronounced dead at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at a San Diego hospital, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office reported.

The suspect in Friday's shooting, 36-year-old Joseph Todd Hall, was taken into custody Sunday night by the San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force and booked for murder at the Central Jail, sheriff's Lt. Larry Nesbit said.

It was learned during the investigation that the victim and suspect are brothers, Nesbit said.

According to the Sheriff's Department, deputies were sent to the 10000 block of Prospect Avenue around 5:10 a.m. Friday and found Tesch suffering from a gunshot wound. He was airlifted to Sharp Memorial Hospital and placed on life support.

According to broadcast reports, the victim's sister told investigators she was showering at the time of the shooting, then found the victim. Her adult son told detectives he had been sleeping and awoke to his mother's screams.

Nesbit said Hall was arrested on Riverford Road in Lakeside.

THIS IS A STORY UPDATE. For an earlier version, read below.

SANTEE (CNS) - A 41-year-old Santee man who was shot in the head at an East County home has died, two days after he was hospitalized and placed on life support, authorities said Monday.

Anthony Tesch was pronounced dead at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at a San Diego hospital, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office reported.

According to the Sheriff's Department, deputies were sent to the 10000 block of Prospect Avenue in Santee about 5:10 a.m. Friday and found the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Personnel from the Santee and Lakeside fire departments arrived and began to treat the victim, who was then airlifted to an area hospital, where he was placed on life support, sheriff's officials said.

Investigators questioned the victim's sister, who told them she was taking a shower at the time of the shooting, then found the victim, and the woman's adult son, who was sleeping at the time of the incident and awoke to his mother's screams, a local news source reported.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department Friday night identified a suspect in the shooting, 36-year-old Joseph Todd Hall, who also goes by Happy.

Hall was described as black, 6 feet 1, about 200 pounds, with a shaved head, brown eyes and multiple tattoos.

Hall is considered armed and dangerous, according to the Sheriff's Department, whose Homicide Detail was investigating the slaying.

THIS IS AN UPDATE TO THE PREVIOUS STORY BELOW.

SANTEE (CNS/CBS 8) - A man suffered a life-threatening gunshot to the head Friday at a home in Santee, authorities said.

The shooting in the 10000 block of Prospect Avenue was reported just after 5 a.m., according to Geoff Weiss of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The victim was transported to Sharp Memorial hospital where the man is in grave condition, Weiss said.

Investigators are questioning members of the household and say one man and one woman have been questioned and taken into custody.

Investigators continue to investigate the crime. 

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