FONTANA – A man was stabbed inside his home by a 22-year-old parolee who was burglarizing his home early Monday morning. The male victim woke up to hear his dogs barking sometime before 7:00 a.m. He went outside his room to check to see the reason for the commotion and was met by the suspect, later identified as Lonnie Ray Shrum. Shrum was armed with a large kitchen knife and charged the victim and stabbed him multiple times. The victim fought back and the suspect fled the scene on foot, jumping several fences.
Officers from the Fontana station responded to the home of the victim and followed a blood trail that the suspect left behind. The trail led officers to a halfway house on the 16500 block of Baseline where several parolees including Shrum live. Shrum was detained at the home without further incident. Evidence of a fresh altercation was found on his body and officers found to be on active parole for assault with a deadly weapon.
Shrum was interviewed and admitted crawling into the victim’s open window and committing the crime. He was arrested for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily harm and burglary. He was booked into the West Valley Detention Center and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. The victim remains in critical, but stable condition at a an area hospital.
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