Idyllwild man charged with attempted murder

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An Idyllwild man has been charged with three felonies in a shooting incident that took place in Los Angeles.

According to Richard Santiago, media relations at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Edward Figueroa, also known as “Thumper,” 37, an alleged gang member, is charged with shooting a man multiple times in the legs on Aug. 6, 2016, near the intersection of Norwood Street and 21st Street in the city of Los Angeles.

Figueroa was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department on 77th Street Wednesday, May 10, and booked into the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. Bail was set at $2.1 million. A court date has been set for June 12, in the Los Angeles Municipal Court.

According to the complaint, Figueroa is charged with attempted willful, deliberate and premeditated murder against Dave Campos. The second count against the defendant is assault with a semi-automatic firearm and the third is possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Figueroa’s prior convictions are dated Feb. 23, 1998, for shooting at an inhabited dwelling; March 15, 2006, for possession of a handgun by a felon with one prior conviction; Nov. 25, 2007, for willfully evading an officer; and June 23, 2009, for escaping from custody in the Acton Conservation Camp.

 

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