Eastvale Man Arrested for Attempted Murder after Dumping Victim at Local Hospital
EASTVALE- After shooting his estranged girlfriend, a man drove her to the hospital and fled authorities.
Riverside Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the city of Eastvale received a call at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Saturday April 5 regarding shots fired. The report stated that the incident occurred in the area of Burrage St. and Rolling Meadows St. Upon arriving the officers discovered evidence indicating that someone had been shot. However, there was no victim at the scene.
A few minutes later, a woman was dropped off in front of a local hospital with gunshot wounds. The man who brought her there, then fled the scene in his vehicle. Arriving at the hospital, officers leaned that the woman had been shot by her estranged boyfriend, Alfredo Lopez, Jr, 33 of Eastvale. Investigators assumed control and began a search for Lopez.
Upon receiving information that Lopez had fled to Los Angeles County, authorities notified law enforcement agencies across Southern California. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy spotted Lopez in the city of Hawaiian Garden and attempted to make a traffic stop. Lopez refused to stop and made an attempt at evading arrest with police pursuing his vehicle.
When Lopez’ vehicle became disabled, the suspect pulling into a parking lot near the intersection of Carson St. and Norwalk Blvd. in Hawaiian Gardens. Lopez refused to exit the vehicle and barricaded himself inside. The standoff lasted for several hours until he finally exited his vehicle as was placed under arrest at 2:45 p.m.
At this time Lopez was turned over to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and transported back to Riverside County. After further investigation, he was booked in Robert Presley Detention Center under charges of kidnapping and attempted murder.
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