A man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder after trying to shoot another man in Oceano, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office.
Around 5:15 p.m., sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a person with a gun in the 300 block of McCarthy Avenue. When they arrived, they found the suspect — 28-year-old Brandon James Logsdon Rietkerk — trying to drive away and detained him, according to a news release.
The alleged victim, a 35-year-old Oceano man, told deputies that Rietkerk had pointed a gun at him and pulled the trigger, but the gun didn't fire. A fight then broke out between the men, according to the news release.
Rietkerk was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered in the fight, then arrested and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder. He's being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.
The alleged victim also was injured in the fight; he was treated at the scene and released, according to the news release.