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Park supervisor slaying suspect to be arraigned

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A Rancho Cordova man who recently lost his job is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in the shooting death of his former boss, the city’s parks superintendent.

The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/wvAPfy ) that 47-year-old Dupree Pierre Barber turned himself in to West Sacramento police Tuesday. Investigators already had identified Barber as a person of interest in the slaying of Cordova Recreation and Parks District Superintendent Steve Ebert.

Barber was one of 18 district employees who were laid off two weeks ago to close an $800,000 budget deficit.



Ebert was shot in his SUV early Monday as he pulled into a park that houses the district’s offices. Investigators say five rounds were fired into the vehicle.

Relatives tell The Bee that the 59-year-old Ebert was eligible to retire but stayed on to guide the agency through tough economic times.


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