San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: November 1, 2016 / 3:34 p.m.

INCIDENT: Assault with a Firearm, Threatening Crime with the Intent to Terrorize

LOCATION: 15200 block of Seneca Road

SUSPECT(S): Christian Ivan Vasquez-Lopez, age 25 of Victorville

VICTIM(S): Confidential

Summary

On November 1, 2016, at approximately 3:34 p.m., deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a call in the 15200 block of Seneca Road, for a reported man with a gun.

The suspect, Christian Vasquez-Lopez, had been engaged in a verbal argument with the victim, who works at the apartment complex. During the argument, the suspect challenged the victim to a physical fight but left the location before the argument escalated. Approximately 30 minutes later the suspect confronted the victim in the office of the complex.He was holding a handgun and told the victim he was going to kill him. The suspect and victim had a short verbal exchange and the suspect went back to his apartment.

Deputies located the suspect near the office and detained him. The handgun used in the incident was recovered from the suspect’s apartment and he was booked at the High Desert Detention Center for assault with a firearm and threatening crime with the intent to terrorize.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

Refer:Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations Officer

Station: Victorville Police Department

Case #: 171613238

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700