Suspect in Shooting that Injured Sleeping Child in Victorville Arrested

Suspect in Shooting that Injured Sleeping Child in Victorville Arrested

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VICTORVILLE, Ca. – The shooter involved in a shooting that injured a 10-year-old girl earlier this month was arrested after being stopped for an unrelated violation.

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at around 12:02 a.m., deputies from the Victorville Police Department’s Gang Enforcement Team, attempted to stop a speeding vehicle. The vehicle, a gray Toyota Camry, was driving on the northbound 15 freeway, north of Ranchero, authorities said. The driver, Nicholas Antwone Bowden, failed to yield. The deputies pursued Bowden at a high rate of speed, while he turned off the headlights while continuing to drive erratically.

During the pursuit, Bowden had a tire blowout nearly causing him to crash. He continued on for a short time until the vehicle became completely disabled. Bowden got out of the vehicle and fled on foot but was taken into custody a short time later. As he ran from the vehicle and some deputies followed, other deputies stood by the vehicle in order to search. Inside there was a woman and four small children, who were not properly restrained. Also inside was a loaded firearm.

A record check determined that Bowden was a convicted felon. Through further investigation is vehicle was linked to an attempted murder in the City of Victorville on September 4, 2019, at around 2:00 a.m., in the 12500 block of Amethyst just before 2:00 a.m.

He was arrested at around 1:30 a.m. and booked at West Valley Detention Center for evading a peace officer, child cruelty, attempted murder, assault with a firearm on a person, and felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear at the Victorville Superior Court on Thursday morning.


Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy F. Demara or Deputy F. Trujillo at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at


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