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Clearlake Oaks man arrested for murder

Alberto Alejandro Montes, 24, was arrested for murder on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009. Lake County Jail photo.



CLEARLAKE OAKS – A Clearlake Oaks man was arrested late Saturday night for murder.

Alberto Alejandro Montes, 24, was taken into custody just before midnight by the Lake County Sheriff's Office, according to booking records.

He's charged with one count of murder, with bail set at $500,000, plus an additional felony charge of bringing a weapon into the Lake County Jail.

Earlier Saturday evening, sheriff's deputies, Clearlake Police and Northshore Fire paramedics responded to an incident at the Elem Indian Colony in Clearlake Oaks in which a male subject was reported to have been shot in the chest.

Northshore Fire has arrived at a location on Sulphur Bank Drive at the colony at about 6 p.m. to fight a three-acre wildland fire, according to Battalion Chief Pat Brown.

Brown said Northshore's personnel were busy with firefighting operations and didn't witness the incident.

However, Brown said an advanced life support engine was pulled from the fire and responded to the medical call for the shooting at the colony.

Brown referred questions about the shooting to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, which did not respond on Sunday to requests for more information about the arrest or the shooting.

The victim in the shooting, which occurred shortly before 7 p.m., died. By that time a suspect already had been taken into custody.

Montes, whose profession is listed as a cook, was booked into the jail at 12:20 a.m. Sunday, according to jail records.

A tentative arraignment date for Montes has been set for Tuesday.

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