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Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Attempt Murder Investigation

Image used for illustration only. – Courtesy photo /yucaipa.org

On Saturday, July 7, 2018, at about 2:39 PM, sheriff’s dispatch received multiple 911 calls regarding a male subject that had been shot in the 12300 block of 4th Street in the City of Yucaipa. Deputies from the Yucaipa Police Station responded and found a 26-year-old male lying on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Deputies provided medical aid to the victim until fire personnel arrived. The victim was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center and taken into emergency surgery.

Witnesses provided the direction the suspect (Frausto) ran and that citizens were chasing him. A sheriff’s helicopter found Frausto and the crew directed deputies to the 12600 block of 3rd Street, where they were able to take him into custody without incident. As he fled the scene, Frausto discarded the handgun used in the shooting. In spite of a lengthy search using an evidence detection dog, the gun has not yet been found.

Witnesses were able to provide information to investigators which led to the positive identification of Fausto as the shooter. He was arrested for PC 664 / 187 – Attempted Murder and booked into Central Detention Center and is being held without bail.  The victim suffered numerous gunshots wounds to his stomach, arms and back. He remains hospitalized in critical, but stable, condition and is expected to survive.

Detectives from the Yucaipa Police Station are conducting the ongoing investigation. The motive for the shooting has not yet been determined. Detectives obtained evidence leading them to believe there may be additional persons of interest involved, as well as additional witnesses who have not yet spoken to investigators. If anyone has information pertinent to this investigation, they are urged to contact the Yucaipa Police Department, Detective Bureau.

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