Suspect Faces Attempted Murder Charges in Silverado Shooting
SILVERADO, Calif. (KTLA) — A 22-year-old man was booked on attempted murder charges after being arrested Wednesday near the scene of a reported shooting at Jackson Ranch, police said.
Authorities are considering additional charges against suspect Tyler Tennigkeit, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Two women called 911 about 11 a.m. Wednesday after hearing what they said were bullets fired near a barn, authorities said.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived shortly afterward at the equestrian center, located in rural east Orange County.
A command post was set up about a mile-and-a-half away at Silverado Elementary school, located on East Santiago Canyon Road.
No injuries were reported after deputies searched the horse ranch.
Sky5 video showed 10 evacuees — nine adults were and one child — exiting a SWAT vehicle after being driven to the command post, escorted by sheriff’s deputies.
Meanwhile, Tennigkeit was detained nearby at the scene of a vehicle collision on Santiago Canyon Road. He was under the influence at the time, Hallock said.
A weapon was found in a bedroom at Tennigkeit’s residence after a search warrant was executed there Wednesday evening, Hallock said. Shell casings that matched the weapon were found outside the residence.
An investigation into the alleged shooting was ongoing, authorities said. No motive was apparent in the incident.