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Violence erupts during argument over parking spot in Southern California

Violence erupts during argument over parking spot in Southern California

Violence erupts during argument over parking spot in Southern California

A man and a woman were arrested after an argument over a parking spot in San Bernardino County escalated into violence, authorities announced Wednesday.

The assault occurred on July 1 around 4 p.m. in the 25000 block of Barton Road in Loma Linda, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.


Authorities said when officers arrived at the scene, they learned that two suspects, later identified as Lonnie Hall, 45, of Compton, and Keira Brown, 18, of Loma Linda, allegedly assaulted the victim during the argument and displayed a handgun before fleeing in a brown Kia Optima.

A short time later, officers spotted the vehicle in Loma Linda and conducted a traffic stop.

Three people who were in the car, including Brown, were detained, authorities said, adding that they later learned Hall was at a residence in the city.

“Detectives and officers from Central Station surrounded the residence and called Hall in an attempt to get him to peacefully surrender,” the statement said. “Hall refused to exit the home. After a brief standoff, Hall exited the home and was arrested.”

A search warrant was executed inside the premises where, according to authorities, evidence of the robbery over a parking space was found.

Hall and Brown were booked into the West Valley Detention Center on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Officer Jaime Leatherman or the Central Station Detective Bureau at 909-387-3545. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call the WeTip hotline at 800-782-7463 or leave information online at www.wetip.com.