Fullerton: Suspect Arrested After Shooting Outside JP23

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07.09.2021 | 11:00 AM | FULLERTON – A 29-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting that left another man injured at a busy downtown bar.

Detectives arrested 29-year-old Christian Hernandez, of La Mirada, in connection with the July 6 shooting outside JP23 Urban Kitchen and Bar, located in the 100 block of North Harbor Boulevard, according to a police press release.

Police say Hernandez opened fire outside the bar around 1:03 AM after he and another man had been ejected from the establishment following an altercation.

The gunfire struck a 24-year-old man standing in front of the business prompting him to transported to an area hospital for treatment. He was expected to survive his injuries, police added.

Hernandez is believed to have opened fire from a dark-colored Dodge sedan that was seen fleeing the area westbound on Commonwealth Avenue.

A vehicle matching that description, along with three firearms, were seized during the execution of a search warrant at Hernandez’ home, police said.

Hernandez is facing charges of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, negligent discharge of a firearm, and shooting into an inhabited dwelling.

Court records showed Hernandez listed his occupation as a “bail agent.” He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding the July 6 shooting is urged to contact Fullerton Police Detective V. Chandler by calling (714) 738-6754.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Orange County Crime Stoppers by calling 855-TIP-OCCS or visiting occrimestoppers.org.

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