View Mobile Site
 

Ask the Expert

Signal Photos

 

Charges Dropped in Shooting Incident

Posted: February 25, 2008 4:50 p.m.
Updated: April 25, 2008 5:02 a.m.
 
An 18-year-old Canyon Country man is free after being arrested earlier this week in connection with a January shooting.

Nathaniel Pilkinton was released from sheriff's custody Thursday and a felony charge of attempted murder was dropped due to insufficient evidence, said Detective Dan Finn of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

Pilkinton was arrested Tuesday at a local military recruiting office, and was being held at the Sheriff's Station in lieu of $500,000 bail.

On Jan. 8, three men in a dark-colored Ford Mustang reportedly approached a group of three Hispanic men on Lone Rock Street near Whites Canyon Road and exchanged words with them.

When one of the men in the street walked toward the car, a passenger in the vehicle allegedly fired at least one shot from a small-caliber handgun, striking the 19-year-old victim in the upper torso.

Daniel Gonzalez, 20, of Alpine, and Pablo Blanco, 19, of Canyon Country were arrested last week and are still in custody.

Comments

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

 
 

Powered By
Morris Technology
Please wait ...