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Escondido Regal Theater shooting suspect arrested

Posted at 12:50 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 15:50:17-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) — Last week, police arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting at an Escondido movie theater that left one man injured in June.

The 20-year-old suspect, whose name is being withheld to protect the investigation, was arrested on July 5, Escondido Police said in a release Wednesday. Police then executed a search warrant at the Escondido resident's home.

The June 28 shooting occurred at about 8:45 p.m. outside the Regal Cinema on West Valley Parkway. A male victim was shot in the calf and taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Three Hispanic males that are considered suspects were seen fleeing from the theater in a purple Scion Xb after the gunfire.

Police said the suspect in custody is being held on $1.2 million bail. No motive was official released, but following the shooting police said a fight between teenagers may have led to the incident.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the shooting is asked to call Detective Lee Stewart of the EPD’s Gang Unit at 760-839-4422.