A 21-year-old man accused of firing a handgun inside and outside a Calimesa home, where his child was with him, was charged Wednesday with discharging a firearm recklessly and other offenses.

Michael Donovan Mariscal of Banning was arrested Sunday and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility following an investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Along with the gunfire count, Mariscal is charged with child endangerment and committing a felony offense while on bail. He’s being held on $1 million bail and is slated to make his initial court appearance Thursday at the Banning Justice Center.

About 9 p.m. Saturday, Mariscal became enraged for unspecified reasons and opened fire inside a residence in the 35000 block of Mesa Grande, near Calimesa Boulevard, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Judes.

He was leaving the property, he turned and fired at the exterior of the home, Judes said. No one was injured.

“Michael left the area with his young child prior to deputies arriving,” Judes said.

Judes said that in the ensuing investigation, detectives confirmed Mariscal was the alleged shooter and that he was on bond after being charged in connection with an attempted murder from November 2018.

On Sunday morning, deputies tracked the defendant to an apartment complex in the 200 block of Westward Boulevard, where a search warrant was served and Mariscal was taken into custody without incident, according to Judes.

“Evidence linking him to the crime was located,” he said.

No details were available regarding the alleged attempted murder with which Mariscal is charged, along with another man. Mariscal posted a $200,000 bond in May, allowing him to go free.

He has a pretrial hearing in that case scheduled for Sept. 22.

Court records show no prior felony or misdemeanor convictions.

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