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A man accused in a shooting that seriously wounded a Jurupa Valley resident was charged Wednesday with attempted murder and other felonies.

Roberto Quintero Covarrubias, 57, was arrested Sunday for the alleged attack in the 9000 block of 54th Street, near Pedley Road.

Along with the attempted murder count, Covarrubias is charged with shooting at an occupied dwelling, with sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations.

The defendant was being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside and was slated to make his initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon at the Riverside Hall of Justice.

According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Dekker, Covarrubias confronted the victim at a house on 54th about 3 p.m. Sunday, and during the hostile encounter — the reasons for which weren’t disclosed — the defendant allegedly pulled a handgun and shot the victim several times.

Dekker said deputies and paramedics were called and discovered the man, whose name was not released, suffering from life-threatening wounds. He was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where he underwent surgery and remains in serious condition, according to the sergeant.

Investigators quickly identified Covarrubias as the alleged shooter, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Dekker said San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies were asked to assist after it was learned the defendant was possibly hiding at a residence in the 2000 block of Ogden Street in Muscoy. Covarrubias was arrested at the location without a struggle on Sunday night.

He has no prior documented felony convictions in Riverside County.

–City News Service

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