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Man arrested on suspicion of killing mother in Barrio Logan

One of the woman's sons reported finding her dead in the bathroom, another son was taken into custody a short time later.
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SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — A suspicious death in Barrio Logan prompted a homicide investigation Thursday and led to the arrest of a man accused of murdering his mother, according to the San Diego Police Department. 

One of the woman's sons said he to contact his mother throughout the day  and when he was unsuccessful he went to her apartment and found his brother inside. He saw his mother inside her bathroom and believed her to be dead. A fight between the brothers followed. 

The son who had come to check on his mother called police who arrived and took the second brother into custody. Officers also found the mother dead inside the apartment. 

The son suspected of killing the woman was detained and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the fight with his brother.

The fatality in the area of Boston Avenue and 28th Street was reported shortly after 4 p.m., according to SDPD.

SDPD cleared surrounding apartment units at one point thinking the suspect had barricaded himself inside.

The deceased female has been identified, according to authorities but her name has not yet been released. She was described as a 64-year-old Hispanic female. 

The suspect was also not identified but was described by police as a 30-year-old Hispanic male. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531- 2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477