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Suspect arrested in Centralia fatal shooting

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CENTRALIA, WA (KPTV/AP) -

A man was shot to death Tuesday afternoon at a house in Centralia, and police arrested a suspect.

KITI reports officers responded to a report of a shooting and found the body of the man, identified by the Lewis County coroner as 43-year-old David Wayne Carson.

Officer John Panco says Carson was an acquaintance of the suspect, 29-year-old Weston G. Miller, and sometimes stayed at his house.

Miller was arrested by police and deputies while driving near Centralia a short time after the shooting. He's jailed for investigation of murder. A 9 mm handgun believed to be the murder weapon was found at the scene.

Panco says the motive in the shooting is unclear. Detectives have been talking with a woman who was a witness.

The Lewis County Coroner's Office says an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Copyright 2012 KPTV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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