A shooting Monday night in San Bernardino resulted in one man being treated for injuries and county child services officials taking custody of the suspect’s five children.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said deputies responded to the 7200 block of Tippecanoe Avenue after hearing reports of shots fired in the area just after 7 p.m. On arrival, residents in the neighborhood pointed deputies in the direction that the suspect ran away.
Larry Washington, 49, of San Bernardino, was identified by authorities as the suspect. He shot and injured a man before leaving the area with his five children, including a baby in a stroller, officials said.
When deputies found Washington, the sheriff’s department said he left his children, ran away into a backyard in the neighborhood and threw a gun away into another backyard.
He was eventually arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center on suspicion of attempted murder with a bail of $1 million.
The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated and released. The San Bernardino County Department of Children and Family Services took custody of Washington’s children.