LOMA LINDA (CBSLA.com) – A man has been arrested in an attack that left a Loma Linda homeless man fighting for his life.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reports that the victim was pushing a shopping cart at about 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain View and Prospect avenues when he was confronted by the suspect. A fight ensued, during which the suspect struck the victim with two separate weapons, leaving him with life-threatening injuries to his chest and abdomen, the sheriff’s department said.READ MORE: Justin Dean Evans Charged With Molesting Teen Boys In Anaheim Afterschool Program
The victim was rushed by ambulance to Loma Linda Medical Center, where he underwent several hours of surgery. His name and condition were not confirmed.READ MORE: Crews Working To Contain Casitas Fire Burning Near Ojai; Evacuations Ordered For Some Residents
On Thursday, sheriff’s investigators identified George Ramirez as the suspect. He was arrested at his San Bernardino home Friday on charges of attempted murder. His bail was set at a half- million dollars.MORE NEWS: LA County Business Owners Anticipate COVID Restrictions Lifting Tuesday
The sheriff’s department did not disclose a possible motive in the attack.