VICTORVILLE, California (VVNG.com) – A 20-year-old co-owner of Sole Addicts has been arrested for attempted murder after a shooting at the Mall of Victor Valley shopping center in which a nine-year-old girl was injured after allegedly chasing thieves and firing multiple bullets at a victim, officials said.
On April 12, 2022, at 6:28 p.m., the Sheriff’s Dispatch received several calls reporting that shots were heard in the Mall of Victor Valley with a minor victim of a firearm.
According to the sheriff’s statement, the first deputy arrived on the scene around 6:31 PM, and units from the area, together with the California highway patrol, reacted to help search and clean the shopping center.
Deputies made safe the area around the young victim who was taken care of by medical staff and transported by plane to Loma Linda University Medical Center.
“Investigators have identified the suspect during the investigation Marqel Cockrell is a co-owner of Sole Addicts who expelled two thieves from his shop. Cockrell fired multiple shots at the thieves. “Cockrell’s shots missed the thieves and instead hit the 9-year-old victim,” the sheriff said in a statement.
The young girl was getting ready to take a picture with the Easter Bunny when she was hit.
After the shooting, Cockrell fled the scene. Around 9 p.m., a Nevada Highway patrol found Cockrella in his vehicle and arrested him. Cockrell, an Adelaide resident, was sentenced to $ 1,000,000 in Clark County Jail on an extradition warrant for attempted murder.
Anyone with information about this investigation is requested to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or the Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are invited to call the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you can leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
Store owner arrested after shooting at Mall of Victor Valley and hitting 9-year-old Victorville girl – VVNG.com
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