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La Mirada man arrested in shooting outside Fullerton bar

A 29-year-old La Mirada man was arrested this week on suspicion of shooting at a Downtown Fullerton bar and injuring a man shortly after being kicked out of the establishment, authorities said.

Christian Hernandez was taken into custody Wednesday, July 7, a day after a shooting at JP23 Urban Kitchen and Bar, on the southwest corner of Harbor Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue, left a 24-year-old man wounded, Corporal Billy Phu said.

Hernandez and another man had just been kicked out of the bar following an altercation inside, Phu said. Just past 1 a.m. Tuesday, shots were fired at the bar from a dark-colored sedan headed westbound on Commonwealth Avenue.

The victim, who was standing outside the bar when the shots were fired, was taken to a hospital and was expected to survive, Phu said.

Detectives followed several leads and identified Hernandez as the suspect, Phu said. He was arrested in La Mirada.

Detectives also found a dark-colored sedan matching the suspect vehicle description and three firearms while executing search warrants, Phu said.

Hernandez was booked into jail on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, negligent discharge of a firearm and shooting into an inhabited dwelling, Phu said. He was being held on $500,000 bail.

Source: Orange County Register

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