Suspect Arrested For Attempted Murder

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Gregory Wayne Lopez
      Gregory Wayne Lopez

The Imperial County Sheriff’s Deputies located 29 year old Gregory Wayne Lopez in a residence located in the 1800 block of Firestone Street, Winterhaven, CA on Tuesday September 22.

Gregory Wayne Lopez was arrested for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on a $500,000 dollar bail.

Sheriff’s Investigators had been attempting to locate Lopez since June 18, 2015 after a shooting took place in the 600 block of Ironwood Terrace, Winterhaven, resulting in a victim being hospitalized as a result of several gunshot wounds.

The victim who was subsequently identified as 26 year old Michael Kinale from Winterhaven, was flown to Phoenix and remained in an induced coma for several days.

Investigators continued the investigation which led them to identify Gregory Wayne Lopez as the alleged shooter.

The case will be submitted to the Imperial County District Attorney for review and prosecution.