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Brother Who Shot Brother During Tues. Argument in Walnut Arrested in West Covina


Thursday, February 16th, 2012 :: 06:15 p.m. PST - Less than 48 hours after shooting his brother during a quarrel at the family home in the city of Walnut, 40 year-old Sean Alexander Kent was arrested on the 300 block of South Prospero Drive, by an officer of the West Covina Police Department.

West Covina Police Officer Street recognized the vehicle driven by Kent based on a Special Bulletin distributed by Detectives from Walnut / Diamond Bar Sheriff's Station to local law enforcement agencies following the shooting Tuesday.

Suspect Kent was later transferred to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - Walnut / Diamond Bar Sheriff's Station, where he was booked on one count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with a Firearm. His bail is $50,000. He is expected to be arraigned in Pomona Court early next week.

Written by:

Lieutenant Steven Katz

Walnut / Diamond Bar Sheriff's Station

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

1695 Valley Boulevard, Walnut, Ca. 91789

(909) 595-2264

Forwarded by:

Guillermina Saldaa, Deputy

Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

4700 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park CA 91754

Office: 323-267-4800


Sent: Tuesday February 14th, 2012 :: 04:59 p.m. PST

(Press Release) Brother Shoots Brother During Argument in Walnut

Assault With A Deadly Weapon Firearm

Just after 2:00 PM this afternoon, deputies responded to a residence in the 19800 block of Vista Hermosa Drive, Walnut, regarding a family disturbance and a gunshot victim at the location.

Deputies arrived swiftly and discovered one male adult (a male Black/43, resident of Walnut) was shot in the leg during an argument.

The suspect, who was identified as the victim's brother, Sean Kent (MB/40, resident of Walnut) fled the scene prior to deputies' arrival.

The victim's injury was not considered life-threatening. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Deputy personnel are searching the area for Suspect Kent, who is described as a male Black, 40 years old, 5'10"/185 pounds, with an unknown clothing description.

The weapon used in the shooting has not yet been recovered and the suspect may be armed. If you see the suspect, do not contact him or attempt to detain him. Instead, dial 9-1-1 and advise law enforcement personnel.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Walnut Sheriff's Station at 909-595-2264. If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website

For questions or information, please contact Walnut Sheriff's Station Lieutenant Steve Katz 909-595-2264

Written by Lieutenant Michael Browne

Walnut Sheriff's Station

21695 Valley Boulevard

Walnut, CA 91789


Forwarded by Deputy Lillian Peck

Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau Newsroom

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

4700 Ramona Boulevard,

Monterey Park, CA 91754


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