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Hemet Station

Posted on: August 10, 2022

Road Rage Leads to an Arrest

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Anthony Pelato

File # D222140062

Details:

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Brandon McFarland

On the evening of Tuesday, August 2, 2022, deputies from the Hemet Sheriff’s Station received a call of a shooting at Dartmouth Street and Stetson Avenue in the county area of Hemet. When they arrived, they contacted a male victim, who described being shot at during a road rage incident. The shooting victim’s vehicle had several bullet strikes, but the victim was not injured.

Deputies recovered shell casings and other evidence from the scene. A description of the suspect and the suspect vehicle was provided to deputies and an extensive search commenced. Deputies later located the suspect’s vehicle at a residence in the 500 block of Farmstead Street in Hemet. Deputies also located and detained a person believed to be the shooter in the assault at the same residence.

After further investigation, Brandon McFarland, a 38-year old resident of Hemet was arrested for the shooting. He was later booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Center for assault with a firearm. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Lead Investigator Jess Vasquez of the Hemet Sheriff’s Station at 951–791–3400.

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