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Family issues dispute leads to attempted murder of brother, deputies say

By in Press Enterprise on July 19, 2017

By Gail Wesson

An argument over family issues escalated to the noon shooting of a Victorville man in the chest by his brother on Monday, June 17, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s news release.

The victim, Victor Thomas, 21, of Victorville, was shot once in the chest, driven to a hospital by a family member and then transferred by an air medical unit to another hospital for treatment.

Jakarr Thomas

Jakarr Thomas, 20, of Victorville was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder about 1:05 p.m. at a residence in the 16600 block of Joshua Street in Victorville. Deputies found two handguns at the residence, including one identified as the weapon used in the shooting.

The suspect was booked at the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto and held in lieu of posting $1 million bail, according to jail records.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to contact the Victorville station at 760-241-2911. Callers who want to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip hotline at 800-782-7463 or submit information online at


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