Mountain View shooting suspect in court today

SAN DIEGO - A San Diego man accused of shooting a man in his 30s in Mountain View, sending the victim to the hospital with life-threatening wounds, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

Joseph Arthur Robinson was jailed on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the shooting that occurred in the 3800 block of Franklin Avenue around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego police. Jail records also showed the defendant, who turned 26 Thursday, faced a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Officers arrived and found the victim unconscious and suffering from gunshot wounds to his body, SDPD Acting Lt. Manuel Del Toro said in a statement.

Witnesses described a disturbance between two men and the second man was found nearby with minor injuries a short time later, Del Toro said, adding that man was identified as Robinson.

Officers allegedly found a handgun nearby.

Robinson, who had minor injuries, was questioned and later booked into county jail on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the shooting, according to the lieutenant.

"The gunshot victim was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for his bullet wounds," Del Toro said. "The victim's injuries are believed to be life-threatening and police are treating the incident as a potential homicide."

The alleged motive was under investigation.

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