ANDRADE, Calif. – A man shot another man with a handgun while they both sat in the same car.
Imperial County Sheriff’s Department (ICSO) deputies say they arrested Fernando Hernandez Aguirre after the incident Sunday night. The 27-year-old suspect, a Yuma resident, was sitting in the back seat of the car when he shot the driver, according to deputies.
Aguirre ran to the Andrade port of entry for medical assistance while another passenger, who was in the car during the shooting, provided first aid to the victim.
Deputies say U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers where first on scene since the incident happened in a parking lot at the Quechan reservation. Officers were able to hold Aguirre and confiscate a .380 caliber weapon while deputies arrived to make the arrest.
Aguirre was booked into Imperial County Jail for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed firearm and having a loaded firearm in public and in a vehicle. His bail was set at $500,000.
The victim was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center, his condition is unknown.