News headline from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:
A Temecula man was arrested Monday night after first getting into a physical fight with a family member, and then shooting at the victim as he attempted to drive away from the home.
Shortly before 11:00 p.m. on May 28th, officers from the Temecula Police Department responded to 31900 block of Oregon Lane regarding a “shots fired” call for service.
Upon arrival, officers determined family members had been involved in an argument. During the argument, the suspect, identified as Melvin Deleon Brewster (pictured right), 48, of Temecula, reportedly was involved in a physical fight with another family member. After the fight ended, the suspect went into the residence and retrieved a handgun.
As the victim and his daughter got into their vehicle and began to drive away from the residence, the suspect aimed the firearm and fired one time, striking the front passenger door.
Numerous adults and one juvenile were present at the residence at the time of the incident. During a check of the residence, officers located a loaded gun in the master bedroom.
Further investigation revealed a bullet struck the victim’s vehicle, in close proximity to where the victim was seated. Neither occupant in the vehicle was injured during the shooting.
Melvin Brewster was ultimately booked into the Southwest Detention Center on two counts of attempted murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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