Man arrested in Lancaster after firing shots at another man in Mojave parking lot

Men allegedly got into argument in bar

MOJAVE, Calif. - A man was arrested after an investigation gave deputies reason to believe he was involved in a bar shooting in Mojave last night.

On June 27, at about 8:00 p.m., Kern County Sheriff’s Office Deputies from the Boron and Mojave substations went to a bar, in the 27000 block of Twenty Mule Team Road in Boron, regarding an assault with a deadly weapon.

Deputies said it was reported a fight broke out at the bar and an unknown man got a shotgun from a vehicle and handed it to another man. The second man fired two rounds from the shotgun at the victim.  The victim was uninjured. The two suspects drove away in a vehicle which was later found by deputies with nobody inside.

During the investigation into the shooting that occurred at the American Legion in Boron, 18-year-old Albert Osunwa was identified as the shooter in the incident. 

Deputies discovered that a verbal argument between several subjects inside the business led to a fight outside in the parking lot.  It is alleged that Osunwa struck the victim several times in the head with a motorcycle helmet, before retrieving a shotgun and firing at least two rounds at the victim. 

Deputies said Osunwa was later found in the Lancaster area and was taken into custody with assistance from deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  Osunwa was booked into the Mojave Jail for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.      

Anyone having information on this incident is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office at (661) 861-3110 or contact Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.

Anonymous "text" tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411).  Just type the key word "KCSO" prior to the message.


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