BANNING – Two brothers accused of shooting a San Jacinto man during a dispute and then hiding out in their home, triggering an hours-long standoff, were both charged yesterday with attempted murder and other felonies.
Daniel Sanchez Bambo, 36, and Edward Sanchez Bambo, 43, were arrested Saturday following the confrontation in the 300 block of North San Jacinto Avenue, near Idyllwild Drive.
Along with the attempted murder count, Daniel Bambo is charged with assault with a firearm and being a convicted felon in possession of a gun. His older brother is also charged with being a felon in possession, as well as a sentence-enhancing great bodily injury allegation.
The defendants pleaded not guilty during their joint arraignment before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Mark Johnson, who scheduled a felony settlement conference for Oct. 27 at the Banning Justice Center.
Both men are being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
According to sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Duckett, the brothers got into a heated argument with the victim, whose identity was not disclosed, and the older sibling allegedly pulled a pistol and shot the man about 2 p.m. The argument stemmed from a “long-running” conflict between the three ended, the sergeant said, though no other details were released.
The victim was taken by friends to a hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening wound, Duckett said. He said deputies arrived less than a minute after the shooting and attempted to contact the defendants, who by that time had retreated into their house and were refusing to step out. a standoff lasting several hours, the pair surrendered. A search of the home turned up “several firearms believed to be related to the incident,” the sergeant said.
According to court records, Daniel Bambo has no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County. Records showed that Edward Bambo has a prior conviction, though the nature of the offense was not disclosed.