Man suspected of shooting his father on Los Coyotes Indian Reservation faces attempted murder charge

A man suspected of shooting his father on Los Coyotes Indian Reservation over the weekend was in custody Tuesday, facing an attempted murder charge.

Phillip Lonewolf Campbell, 35, opened fire on his father about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, then ran off into into hilly terrain in the area of Hot Springs Mountain, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The victim was admitted to a hospital, but his condition and prognosis were not released by sheriff’s officials.

Investigators have not disclosed a suspected motive for the shooting.

On Monday, tribal police detained Campbell at a residence on the Warner Springs-area reservation. He was held at the residence in the 32000 block of Camino Moro until deputies arrived to take him into custody on suspicion of attempted murder, sheriff’s officials said.

Campbell was booked into the Vista jail Monday night and could be arraigned as early as Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records.

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