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Person of interest sought in Placerville homicide

Travis Eriksen (Photo: El Dorado County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies are looking for a person of interest in connection with a man's shooting death Wednesday in Placerville.

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said it responded to reports of gun shots in the 4400 block of Forni Road.

Witnesses reported seeing a red motorcycle leave, with a person in a black helmet riding toward Missouri Flat Road.

Deputies arrived and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. Medics soon arrived and tried to render aid, but the victim succumbed to his injuries.

The sheriff's office says Travis Eriksen, 36, is a person of interest in the case. Eriksen should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office dispatch at (530) 621-6600.

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