Argus Observer: Suspect in Child Shooting Surrenders to Ontario Police


An Ontario, Ore., man has turned himself in to law enforcement in connection with the shooting of a 4-year-old boy.

This morning's Ontario Argus Observer reports that 33-year-old Juan Moreno-Alvarez walked into the Ontario City Hall the evening of Oct. 31 and turned himself in to police. That's where he was interviewed and transferred to the Malheur County Jail where he awaits possible charges.

Ontario Police were called to an apartment complex on Southeast First Street in the Oregon city on Oct. 29. That's where the young victim had been shot in the arms. The child underwent surgery at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. His two siblings were placed into the custody of the Ontario State Department of Human Services. A felony warrant was immediately issued for Moreno-Alvarez. Ontario police said he was possibly armed and dangerous.

The Argus Observer also reports that police recovered several stolen items from inside the apartment.