An attempted murder charge was filed Monday against a felon accused of shooting a man inside a Palm Springs casino parking garage last week.

Jose Arlando Gomez, 28, of Palm Springs was arrested last Tuesday on Nelson Avenue in Coachella in connection with the shooting that occurred the previous day at Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs.

Along with an attempted murder charge, Gomez faces sentence-enhancing allegations of discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury, and committing a crime while out on bail.

Gomez, who remains in custody without bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday via video conference before a judge at the Banning Justice Center.

Officers were sent to the casino about 3 a.m. Sept. 14 and found the victim, whose name was not released, suffering from gunshot wounds in the casino’s parking structure.

Police and prosecutors allege Gomez was one of two men who approached the victim shortly after he exited the casino.

“A conversation transpired and the victim was shot multiple times. Both male subjects fled the location,” according to a police statement.

Gomez was subsequently identified as the “primary” suspect in the crime, according to police, who said the second suspect was still being sought.

At the time of the shooting, Gomez was out on bail in a separate ammunition-related felony case. He has documented felony convictions in Riverside County, including possessing a controlled substance while armed and possessing a controlled substance for sale, court records show.

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