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Adelanto man fighting with neighbors arrested after shooting 15 rounds

ADELANTO, Calif. ( –Police arrested a 31-year-old Adelanto man for attempted murder after he allegedly fired 15 rounds during a fight, officials said.

It happened at about 5:42 pm on Sunday, October 6, 2019, in the 11200 block of Westbrook Drive in Adelanto.

According to a sheriff’s news release, the suspect, Jacob Chapa, was fighting with his neighbors when he removed a gun from his waistband and fired 15 rounds at the victims. 

Sheriff’s officials said no one was injured in the shooting.

Chapa fled the location in a Chevy Traverse before deputies arrived. 

Deputies K. Nguyen and V. Stone with the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station located the vehicle and attempted to stop it, officials said.

“Chapa failed to yield for approximately a mile, then turned into a cul-de-sac and was taken into custody without further incident,” stated the release.

Jacob Chapa, who is currently on probation, was booked at High Desert Detention Center where he is currently being held without bail on a probation violation.  

His charges include PC664/187 Attempted Murder, VC2800.2(A) Evade with Disregard for Safety, PC29800(A)(1) Felon Possession of a Fire Arm, PC30305(A)(1) Prohibited to own Ammo, PC69, Obstructing, PC1203.2 Probation Violation. He is scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on October 10th.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact K. Nguyen at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

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