Man, 25, Arrested After Being Treated At ER For Bird Shot Wounds

FULLERTON (CBS) —  A 25-year-old man who showed up at a hospital emergency room with bird shot wounds was arrested after police determined he had allegedly threatened the man who shot him, Fullerton police said Sunday.

Isaac Chavez was jailed for suspicion of criminal threat, assault with a deadly weapon and a parole violation, police said.

Chavez — a resident of Artesia — had apparently been hit with the shotgun blast when he showed up on the front porch of a Fullerton home, police said.

A man called police to say he had shot Chavez with a shotgun at 3:11 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 1800 block of Page Avenue. The caller said Chavez had been threatening him earlier in the day, then showed up at his house with a gun.

Bird shot is a very small metal powder that creates a cloud of projectiles when fired from a large shotgun.

After being treated at the Lakewood Regional Medical Center’s emergency room, Chavez was booked at the Fullerton Police Department jail and then transferred to the Orange County Jail.

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