Man Arrested for the Attempted-Murder Shooting of his Younger Brother
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TWENTYNINE PALMS – Attempted murder charges became the result of a familial argument gone terribly wrong. Elder brother Robert Salazar (37) of Twentynine Palms shot his younger brother at 10:03 AM on January 26th.
SBSD – Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department deputies immediately responded to a reported shooting on the 5300 Block of Chia Avenue. Once on-scene, deputies found Richard Salazar (35) suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
Ambulance transported Richard to Desert Regional Medical Center – where he’s reportedly in stable condition.
However, his brother Robert fled the scene in a vehicle. Investigative Deputies later found him in the 59000 Block of Aberdeen Drive, and determined that Robert shot Richard during an argument.
As a result, Robert was arrested and booked for attempted murder. He is currently parked and awaiting his fate in the Morongo Basin Jail in lieu of $1 Million Bail.
Detective E. Popa urges anyone with information related to the investigation of Case No. 202000130 to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175. To remain anonymous, contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.