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Marina man arrested for allegedly killing Fresno County woman


HURON, Calif. (KION-TV) -- A 19-year-old Marina man is booked on murder charges in Fresno County for allegedly killing a woman early Sunday morning.

The man was identified by the Fresno County Sheriff's Office as Andrew Leon.

The sheriff's office said Huron Police responded to reports of a shooting at 2 a.m. on Sunday.

Huron Police said 37-year-old April Diaz of Huron was found in the road suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She later died at the scene.

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office took over the investigation and determined Andrew Leon and Diaz' daughter were dating and an argument broke out outside the home in Huron.

It was during that time investigators said Leon allegedly shot Diaz and left the scene.

Marina Police said that around 6:37 p.m. on Sunday night, officers said that Leon called 911 and wanted to turn himself in for a crime he committed in Fresno County.

Officers responded to the 3000 block of Crescent Avenue and took Leon into custody without incident.

Photo of Andrew Leon getting arrested on the 3000 block of Crescent Avenue on Sunday night. Photo courtesy of Marina Police

Marina Police said they learned that Fresno County Sheriff's Office was investigating a homicide that occurred in the city of Huron.

Marina Police Officers transported Leon to the Fresno County line and turned over custody of Leon to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.

Photo shows Leon being turned over to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office. Photo courtesy of Marina Police.

Leon has been booked into the Fresno County Jail on multiple charges including murder and probation violation. Deputies say that Leon is being held in custody without bail.

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