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Modesto Man Allegedly Kills Brother

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A Modesto man is in custody after police say he shot and killed his brother.

It happened Friday at 11:15am in the backyard of a home on Orangeburg Avenue in Modesto.

Witnesses reported hearing a gunshot, and when officers arrived they found 41-year-old Steven Napoleon bleeding from the chest.

Napoleon was transported to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.

The man´s brother, 45-year-old Curtis Napoleon, was taken into custody.

Police say the two had been fighting over an ongoing problem.