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Tesla employee arrested for allegedly shooting co-worker outside Fremont Factory

A Tesla employee who is accused of shooting a co-worker in the Fremont factory parking lot has been arrested, according to the Fremont Police Department.

The Fremont Police Department had previously announced that they were investigating a “suspicious death” at Tesla’s Fremont factory the day before, according to the auto-tech website Electrek.

The “suspicious death” investigation was later changed to a homicide investigation.

The police have now issued a more detailed statement about the situation, stating that “they arrested 29-year-old Anthony Solima of Milpitas for homicide,” the report said.

“Homicide detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation. They learned that the victim and had just finished a shift at the Tesla manufacturing factory before being shot in the parking lot as he left,” the department was quoted as saying in a statement.

“Within several hours, detectives developed leads on a potential suspect who also worked with the victim. Detectives learned that the victim and suspect had been arguing earlier in the day, and that the suspect had suddenly walked off the job,” it added.

The police did not release the victim’s identity because it is still being confirmed by the coroner, but they did confirm that both the victim and the suspect worked for Tesla.

The investigation is still going on.


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