Location: 500 Block of North Thompson Road, Tipton

Incident Date: 1/27/2016-1/28/2016

Incident Time: 2200-0400

Case Number: 16-01158

Victim: Confidential

City: Tipton

Posted by: Dispatch

On 01/28/16 at approximately 0701 hours Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Office-Pixley Substation responded to an apartment complex located on the 500 block of North Thompson Road, Tipton, regarding a resident who discovered a bullet inside their apartment. 

During the investigation, it was discovered a suspect negligently discharged a large caliber handgun inside an adjacent apartment, shooting the bullet through the upper portion of the shared wall.  No one was injured during the incident. 

A 7-month-old infant was inside the suspect's apartment when the handgun was discharged.  The suspect was arrested for the above mentioned charges and booked into custody at the Porterville Substation.


Suspect: Edwin Sandoval, 18 years old 


Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.