El Dorado County sheriff's deputies say a 48-year-old man allegedly shot and killed his step-father on Sunday in Placerville.
Richard Petroski is suspected of shooting John Gale Malia, Jr., 69, Sunday on property where the two lived in Placerville. Petroski is hospitalized in a Sacramento hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot injury.
Deputies were called to the 3000 block of Deer Canyon Road on Sunday after someone reported a shooting. When they arrived, deputies found Malia on the floor inside the residence.
Deputies took Malia to medics waiting some distance from the residence. He was then transported to a Placerville hospital where he later died.
Deputies searched the property, which included several trailers and other small buildings. Petroski, who had a head injury, eventually walked up to deputies and surrendered.
A sheriff's department press release said Petroski and Malia had an on-going disagreement that led to the shooting.