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Arrest in deadly Hudson shooting

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Pasco County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a suspect in Sunday's deadly shooting of a 26-year-old man in Hudson. Pasco County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a suspect in Sunday's deadly shooting of a 26-year-old man in Hudson.
HUDSON, FL - Pasco County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a suspect in the deadly shooting of a 26-year-old man in Hudson.

Matthew Walker Mebane, 21, is charged with one count of felony 1st degree murder.

Investigators say that around 8 p.m. Sunday, Mebane went to a home at 12206 Bear Claw Loop. Witnesses who were inside the home at the time told deputies that Mebane demanded money from Francis Joseph Soto, 26. The witnesses say they heard gun shots a short time later.

Related: Hudson homicide victim identified

Mebane allegedly told deputies that he went to the home to rob Soto of his marijuana. Mebane, who had a .38-caliber handgun with him at the time, told deputies he shot Soto four times when the two men were struggling over the gun during the robbery.

Mebane was booked into the Pasco County Jail without bond.

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