This was the weapon allegedly used by a man who shot at a victim in Fontana.  (Contributed photo illustration by Fontana Police Department)

A suspect living in a homeless encampment was arrested for allegedly shooting at a victim during an incident in Fontana earlier this month, according to the Fontana Police Department.

On Feb. 9, officers were flagged down by a citizen in need of help, the P.D. said in a Facebook post on Feb. 23.

The citizen informed the officer that someone known to him pointed a gun and shot at him. The victim was afraid from being shot at and provided information to identify the suspect.

The P.D.'s Multiple Enforcement Team (MET) was able to conduct follow up and find where the suspect lived.

The suspect, identified as Michael Leyerly, 39, was found to live in a large homeless encampment near the base of the mountain on the Rialto/Fontana border. Surveillance was conducted and the encampment was located, along with Leyerly.

Leyerly was observed leaving the encampment and arrested without incident. The firearm that was allegedly used in the crime was located in the suspect's vehicle, police said.

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