Felony charges are expected to be filed Wednesday against an 18-year-old probationer suspected of shooting a family member during a domestic squabble in Banning.
Alexander Signavong was arrested Saturday and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of assault with a firearm, being a felon in possession of a gun and probation violations.
Signavong is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
According to the Banning Police Department, the suspect was involved in an unspecified verbal confrontation with members of his family at a home in the 1300 block of North Almond Way, near East Theodore Street, about 11 p.m. last Friday.
During the argument, Signavong allegedly pulled a gun and opened fire, wounding a 54-year-old woman whose name and relationship to the defendant was not released by police. Patrol officers converged on the location minutes later and detained the suspect without incident.
The victim was taken to nearby San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital in stable condition. She’s expected to fully recover.
No other injuries were reported.
“Detectives and officers were able to locate the firearm believed to have been used in the crime and several other items, including parts to convert the weapon into a fully automatic weapon,” according to a police statement.
Signavong and witnesses were questioned for several hours before he was formally arrested and taken to jail.
Background information on the suspect was not available.
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