San Bernardino County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting a 43-year-old man near Seventh Street in Victorville.
At 10:19 p.m. on June 9, deputies from the Victorville Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a victim with a gunshot wound in the 14200 block of Valley Center Drive.
The area is near the intersection of Seventh Street, Green Tree Boulevard and Valley Center Drive.
Deputies identified the victim as Victorville resident Eddie James, who was taken to a local hospital where he died, sheriff’s officials said.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail, who conducted the investigation, identified Ricky Prudholme Jr., 41, of Victorville, as the suspect.
With the assistance of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Department, as of 10:46 a.m. Monday, July 10, Prudholme was located in Victorville, according to sheriff’s reservation records.
Prudholme was arrested at the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto on suspicion of murder, felony in possession of a firearm and involvement in a criminal street gang, sheriff’s officials said.
He is being held at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. His bail is set at more than $2 million, according to booking records.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Amy Bilbao of the SBC’s Specialty Investigations Division at 909-890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous by contacting We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or wetip.com.
This article originally appeared on Victorville Daily Press: Victorville man arrested after June 9 shooting death of 43-year-old man