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Friday July 20th, 2018 :: 05:19 p.m. PDT


Investigation continues into the accidental shooting of a two year old; Grandfather arrested for Child Endangerment

DATE/TIME: Friday, July 20, 2018         9:16 a.m.
INCIDENT:   Shooting Incident
LOCATION:  2700 block of Duffy St., Muscoy
VICTIM:        Two-year-old female (deceased)
SUSPECT:   Cesar Lopez, 53, resident of Muscoy
On Friday, July 20, 2018 at 9:16 a.m. deputies and medical aid responded to the Duffy St. home for a report of a shooting. Deputies arrived and found the two-year-old victim suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased at 10:02 a.m.
Sheriff’s Specialized Investigators responded to conduct the investigation. Investigators determined a four-year-old boy, the victim’s cousin, was in possession of a handgun and accidently shot the two-year-old.
Investigators have interviewed several people that were at the home at the time of the shooting, and as a result they determined that Cesar Lopez, the victims grandfather, left the gun in an area that was accessible to the children. Lopez was arrested and will be booked for Child Endangerment and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available for release at this time. Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact Specialized Investigations, Detective Sousa at (909)87-3589.  Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or
Refer:           Detective Narcie Sousa or Sergeant Steve Pennington
Station:         Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No.    (909)387-3589
Case No.      DR#011801927       H#2018-062
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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