By San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 7:06 P.M., Highland Station deputies responded to a report of an elderly victim who was shot in their home in the 7000 block of Central Avenue, in Highland.
The victim was inside their residence in the 7000 block of Central Avenue when the suspect fired approximately four rounds from a handgun through the front door. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to their leg and was able to apply a tourniquet before deputies arrived and continued with medical treatment.
Video surveillance of the unprovoked attack was obtained, which lead to the identification of the suspect, Gabriel Arce. Arce is a resident of Santa Barbara and on active CDC Parole for violation of PC4502 (B), Prisoner Manufacturing a Weapon. He was originally sent to prison for PC211 Robbery.
On Monday, March 14, 2023, investigators from the Highland Sheriff’s Station, with the assistance of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Gang/Narcotic Division and California Department of Correction Officers, located and arrested Arce in Santa Barbara.
A search warrant was served at Arce’s residence and evidence of the crime was located, including the suspected firearm used during the attempted murder. Arce was booked at the West Valley Detention Center and is currently being held without bail.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Lopez or Kleveno at the Highland Station (909) 425-9793. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463) or leave information on the website at www.wetip.com.