Needles, CA: Local man arrested after shooting a person with a high powered pellet rifle late afternoon last Sunday along the 100 block of North K Street causing serious injury. 

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)

Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Information and Press Release)

Needles, California: A local man arrested after shooting a person with a high powered pellet rifle Sunday, July 10th, 2022 along the 100 block of North K Street causing serious injury.

According to a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at approximately 5:35 p.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department responded to a report of an assault with a weapon, near the 100 block of K Street.

Through investigation, deputies determined Santiago Escobar shot the victim with a high powered pellet rifle, causing serious injury. The victim was transported to the Colorado River Medical Center for treatment.

Escobar was arrested for PC 245(A)(4) – Assault With a Deadly Weapon and was transported to the Colorado River Station jail for booking. Escobar remains in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department with a bail amount of $50,000.00, awaiting a court hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to contact Deputy J. Bacon of the Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department at (760) 326-9200.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip website at http://www.wetip.com.

For press releases, news, and information, follow the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department on Facebook and/or Instagram @SBCSDColoradoRiverStation or Twitter at: @CORiverStation.

Refer: Deputy J. Bacon

Press Release: https://local.nixle.com/alert/9532165/

Station: Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 212200638

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Great work to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

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