A 21-year-old man suspected of firing a handgun inside a Calimesa home and then shooting at the residence again as he left, taking his child with him, was being held Tuesday in lieu of $1 million bail.
Michael Donovan Mariscal of Banning was arrested Sunday and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility on suspicion of shooting at an inhabited dwelling, child endangerment and committing a felony offense while on bail.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Judes, Mariscal allegedly became enraged for unspecified reasons and opened fire inside a residence in the 35000 block of Mesa Grande about 9 p.m. Saturday.
Judes alleged that as the suspect was leaving the property, he turned and fired at the exterior of the home. No one was injured.
“Michael left the area with his young child prior to deputies arriving,” the sergeant said.
In the ensuing investigation, detectives confirmed Mariscal was the alleged shooter and that he had recently bailed out of jail after being arrested in connection with an attempted murder, Judes said.
On Sunday morning, deputies tracked him to an apartment complex in the 200 block of Westward Boulevard, where a search was served, and Mariscal was taken into custody without incident, according to the sergeant.
“Evidence linking him to the crime was located,” he said.
No other details were disclosed, including whether Mariscal has prior felony or misdemeanor convictions.
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