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Pedro Murga, 69, of Apple Valley is arrested for assault with a firearm

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — An Apple Valley man was arrested after he allegedly pointed a handgun at the victim during an argument, officials said.

Pedro Murga, 69, was arrested on May 11, 2019, in the 20600 block of Zuni Road after police responded to the residence reference a male brandishing a firearm at the location.

Through investigation, deputies determined the suspect had pointed a handgun at the victim.

“The victim, who was in fear for her life due to previous disagreements with the suspect, began struggling with the suspect for the firearm. The victim called out for her mother, who was inside the residence, to help her. The victim’s mother came to her aid, and the two females were able to get the firearm away from the suspect before he fled from the scene,” stated a sheriff’s news release about the incident.

Deputies from the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station were able to locate Murga and detain him. Murga was arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center on charges of assault with a firearm on a person.

Murga later posted bail and was released, officials said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Deputy Griego at the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 240-7400. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may relay information by calling WeTip at 800-78-CRIME or by going to the WeTip website ( 

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