Attempted murder and other charges were filed Friday against a bail bondsman accused of shooting an innocent bystander in front of a Fullerton bar he had just been ordered to leave.
Christian Hernandez, 29, of La Mirada, also faces one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and discharge of a firearm at an inhabited dwelling, with sentencing enhancement allegations of attempted premeditated murder, discharge of a firearm and personal use of a firearm and inflicting great bodily injury on the victim.
Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and was being held on $500,000 bail, according to jail records, which listed his occupation as bail agent.
Police were called to the JP23 Urban Kitchen and Bar at 101 S. Harbor Blvd. about 1 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a shooting, Fullerton police Cpl. Billy Phu said. A 24-year-old man who had been standing in front of the bar was shot by a gunman passing by in a car, Phu said.
The victim was taken to an area hospital and was expected to recover, the corporal said.
Hernandez had been in some sort of altercation inside the business earlier and was kicked out with another man, Phu said. Police suspect Hernandez intended to shoot at the building from a westbound car on Commonwealth Avenue, but struck the victim instead, he said.
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