By Randy Economy
Los Cerritos Community News
One man is in custody after he allegedly shot and critically injured his brother in an incident late Saturday night at a residence at the 12100 block of Lakeland Road in Norwalk.
Members of the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station responded to a call of an “assault with a deadly weapon” at 1:30 a.m. after the caller identified as Charles Hornburg, 38, told the sheriff dispatcher that he “shot his brother.”
Image via WikipediaWhen officers arrived at the Lakeland location, they found Carl Hornburg, 41, the older brother of the alleged shooter, suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
Carl Hornburg was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was initially listed as “death imminent.” On Monday morning, his condition was upgraded to “critical condition” according to law enforcement officials.
Charles Hornburg was booked at the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station and initially charged with “Attempted Murder.” Those charges will be upgraded to “Murder” if his brother dies. He is listed as being 5’11, 180 pounds with brown hair and eyes.
According to booking records, he is being held on a $1 Million bail and arraignment will be taking place at the Bellflower Superior Court on Tuesday morning.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau, 323-890-5500. If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.