Written by AARON CASTREJON
MONTEREY PARK - Homicide detectives revealed the identity and a mug shot of the man accused of gunning down his brother and unloading a handgun into the unoccupied vehicle of a second brother in San Dimas.
Joseph Dambra, 62, is accused of gunning down brother Richard Dambra inside a family member’s home in the 200 block of South Valley Center Avenue October 6. Family turmoil is believed to be the genesis behind the violence, according to Lt. Brandon Dean of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.
Dambra is believed to have taken the 15 freeway northbound from the 210 freeway in the Fontana area on a red and white 2016 Ducati motorcycle, Dean said.
Other family members were inside the home when the shooting occurred. Richard Dambra, 68, is a resident of Florida and was here visiting his mother, Dean said.
Joseph Dambra apparently fled the home southbound on Valley Center Avenue.
Initially after the shooting, deputies with the Sheriff’s San Dimas Station believed Dambra fled northbound in a white sedan.
Regardless, within minutes of the first shooting Dambra wound up in the 500 block of East Allen Avenue and unloaded his handgun a second time, eventually damaging the unoccupied vehicle of his other brother. It is believed Dambra intended to fatally shoot his other brother as well, Dean said.
“What his ultimate destination was we’re not sure. He is considered to be armed and dangerous. A fire arm was used during the commission of a crime,” Dean said.
Dambra stands 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 215 pounds, has brown hair, brown eyes and has a beard. What clothing he was last seen wearing was not discussed.
The motorcycle sports a license plate number of 24T1111.
Anyone with information on Dambra’s whereabouts is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Information can be provided anonymously by calling LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through the P3Tips mobile app, or lacrimestoppers.org.