Teen Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Mother in Fontana

Teen Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Mother in Fontana

News Staff

Authorities say an 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting his mother to death with a rifle at their home in Fontana.

Police in Fontana say officers responded around 2 a.m. Thursday after neighbors reported hearing gunshots and a woman screaming.

Officials say then a 12-year-old girl called 911 to report a family member was shot inside her home.

Officers say the suspect pointed a rifle at them but surrendered when police shot at him and missed. He was identified as Fabian Dusten Cardona. It wasn’t known if he has an attorney.

Officials say Cardona’s 50-year-old mother died at a hospital of gunshot wounds to her torso.

Investigators haven’t identified a motive.