A 47-year-old man suspected of shooting at an Eastvale residence during a family conflict, causing property damage but no injuries, was being held Thursday in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Juan Huerta of South Gate was arrested and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning Wednesday on suspicion of shooting at an occupied dwelling.
The alleged attack happened on the evening of May 22 in the 6500 block of Red Oak Drive, near Sumner Avenue, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Sgt. Bobby Albarran said deputies were called to the location after 911 calls reporting that a shooting had occurred.
“Deputies learned that a vehicle drove down the street, and an occupant from the car fired numerous rounds,” Albarran said. “The gunfire struck no victims. However, several vehicles parked in the driveway sustained significant damage.”
Detectives spent the ensuing days developing leads that ultimately pointed to Huerta as the alleged assailant, according to the sergeant.
“Investigators learned the shooting stemmed from an internal family dispute,” he said, without disclosing further details.
A search warrant was served at the suspect’s residence in the 2900 block of Missouri Avenue, where “a handgun and numerous live rounds of ammunition were seized,” Albarran said.
Huerta was taken into custody without incident.
Background information on the suspect was not available.