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Man arrested in fatal shooting of cousin near Tacoma

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SOUTH HILL, Wash. -

Authorities say a 27-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his 24-year-old cousin at a home southeast of Tacoma.
  
KOMO-TV reports the man was arrested Sunday night in South Hill on suspicion of murder.
  
The Pierce County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a 911 call from a man who said he had shot his cousin about two hours earlier.
  
Authorities say deputies found a man shot to death and took the other man into custody.
  
The sheriff's office says preliminary investigation shows that the cousins and a friend were at the home smoking marijuana before the shooting.
  
Sheriff's officials say the suspect told detectives he thought his cousin was the devil, so he brandished a handgun and ordered his cousin to get on the floor.
  
Authorities say shots were fired when the two began physically fighting.
  
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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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