BORON — Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a shooting that took place outside the American Legion in Boron on Thursday night.
Albert Osunwa, who was identified by police as the shooter in the incident, was taken into custody and booked into the Mojave Jail for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
The incident occurred on June 27, at around 8 p.m. when Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies from the Boron and Mojave substations responded to a call regarding an assault with a deadly weapon at a bar located in the 27000 block of Twenty Mule Team Road in Boron.
“It was reported that a verbal confrontation led to a fight at the bar where Osunwa allegedly struck the victim several times in the head with a motorcycle helmet,” said a sheriff’s spokesperson. “He then retrieved a shotgun from another subject and fired at least two rounds at the victim.”
The unnamed victim was uninjured.
Police said the two subjects then drove away in a vehicle, which was later located by deputies unoccupied.
An immediate investigation led authorities to an area close to the nearby City of Lancaster where Osunwa was taken into custody with assistance from deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
His bail is set at $525,000.
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