Shooting Suspects Arrested

May 30, 2019

Ontario Police have arrested two suspects in connection to a shooting that occurred in the 600 block of East Francis Street, on May 29, 2019.

At approximately 1643 hours, Juan Chavez and Anthony Sandoval drove to a store in the 600 block of East Francis Street. Chavez exited the store and attempted to steal an unattended bicycle. The 13-year-old owner of the bicycle confronted Chavez outside the store. As Sandoval and Chavez drove away, they fired a round towards the 13-year-old victim. Fortunately, the victim was not struck by the round. Officers witnessed the shooting and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver, Sandoval, led officers on a pursuit.

During the pursuit, Chavez exited the vehicle and fled on foot to a residence in the 600 block of East Elm Street. Chavez later exited the residence and submitted to arrest.

Sandoval was taken into custody after a brief pursuit. There were no injuries to the victim or any of the parties involved.

Officers obtained a search warrant and recovered five firearms from the residence. One of the firearms was reported stolen.

This is an on-going investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Ontario Police Department at 909-986-6711, or Detective Darryl Lauritzen at 909-408-1989.

Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800)78-CRIME or online at www.wetipcom.

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