Arrest Made in California Strip Mall Shootout

In this undated photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, Lonnie Orlando Mitchell, 24, of Sacramento is shown. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has identified Mitchell as a suspect in a strip mall gunbattle that left two people dead, including a mother who police say was trying to protect her 2-year-old son. (AP Photo/ Sacramento County Sheriff's Department) AP Photo

Authorities say a suspect is in custody after a shootout at a California strip mall that killed two people, including a mother as she protected her toddler, and injured five others.

Sheriff's officials arrested 24-year-old Lonnie Mitchell on Thursday in Southern California. The California Highway Patrol helped deputies capture the suspect, who was found near the Grapevine section of Interstate 5.

Investigators believe Mitchell was one of at least four people who exchanged gunfire inside a Sacramento barber shop Tuesday. Two men were inside Fly Cuts & Styles barber shop just before 1 p.m. when two other men came in and started shooting, said Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Curran.

A bullet struck the 30-year-old woman in the chest just after she put her son into the child seat of her Chevy Tahoe, Curran said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene; the child was unhurt and has been reunited with family members.

CBS Station KVOR reports investigators said it's still too soon to tell if Mitchell fired the shots that killed either of the deceased victims.

A second victim, 20-year-old Marvion Barksdale, also died from injuries suffered in the shootout after being taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery for a chest wound, Curran said. Five other men were injured in the gunfight. All are expected to survive.
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