Joseph Dambra Wanted by L.A. Sheriff for Allegedly Murdering His Brother
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a 62-year-old man accused of killing his brother in San Dimas Wednesday night, the department announced Thursday.
Joseph Dambra used a semiautomatic handgun to shoot and kill his older brother, Richard Dambra, in the 200 block of South Valley Center Avenue shortly after 7 p.m., sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Dean said in a Thursday press conference.
Dean said the shooting was the result of “internal problems within the family,” but declined to “get into specifics” other than to say that Richard Dambra, 68, is a Florida resident who was in San Dimas visiting his mother when Joseph Dambra arrived at a family member’s home on South Valley Center Drive.
Joseph Dambra’s visit turned contentious very soon after his arrival and culminated in the shooting, Dean said.
The assailant then left the relative’s home, and a few minutes later he shot into the unoccupied car belonging to another brother of his in the 500 block of East Allen Avenue, Dean added.
“We believe he went to that second location specifically looking for that other brother, intending to shoot him as well,” Dean said.
Joseph Dambra, seen in this undated photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, is believed to be driving a 2016 Ducati motorcycle with the California license plate number 24T1111.
Dambra was described as being 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing about 215 pounds. He has brown eyes, brown hair and a beard.
Dambra has nothing in his criminal history that’s “extremely violent” or “would lead you to believe he’d do something like this,” but he’s considered armed and dangerous, Dean said.
Dambra was last seen near the northbound 15 Freeway and the 210 Freeway driving a red and white 2016 Ducati motorcycle with the California license plate number 24T1111, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
“We have no reason to believe that he’s a threat toward any random community member. That being said, nobody should approach him, and they should use extreme caution if they see him and immediately call your local law enforcement agency and report his whereabouts,” Dean said.
If you know his whereabouts.
Send us a Tip at: [email protected] or
For an immediate sighting, please dial 9-1-1
Por favor llame la línea de Los
Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448)
o texto en 408-355-0999
o enviar un correo electrónico a [email protected],
si usted sabe su paradero.
Si usted ve esta persona en este momento, llame al 9-1-1
NOTICE: All persons depicted are presumed to be innocent unless proven to be guilty in a court of law. The fugitive.com and fugitivewatch.com notations appearing on this are TRADEMARKS and NOT an expression of fact or opinion.
AVISO: Todas las personas representadas son presumidas de ser inocente a menos que resultara culpable en un tribunal de justicia. Fugitive.com y fugitivewatch.com anotaciones que aparecen en este sitio son MARCAS REGISTRADAS y NO una expresión de hecho o de opinión.
COMMENT ADVISEMENT: We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.
AVISO DE COMENTARIO: Damos la bienvenida a tus pensamientos, pero por el bien de todos los lectores, por favor abstenerse de la utilización de obscenidades, ataques personales o insultos racistas. Todos los comentarios están sujetos a nuestros términos y condiciones del servicio, y podrá ser retirado. Reincidentes pueden perder privilegios comentar.
Fugitive Watch was founded in 1992 by two San Jose police officers, Steve Ferdin and Scott Castruita. Fugitive Watch is a reality-based television show, newspaper and website, fugitive.com. We can also be found on social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The mission of Fugitive Watch is to make Your community safer by helping law enforcement fight crime. Fugitive Watch brings the community, local business, and law enforcement together to solve crimes, apprehend wanted fugitives and provide education and crime prevention information to the community.
Business and private sponsorship help Fugitive Watch empower the community to strike back at crime from the safety of their living rooms. Fugitive Watch has been credited by law enforcement with over several 2,890 crimes solved or fugitives apprehended. Fugitive Watch also helps improve the safety of police officers by locating fugitives for law enforcement so they can more safely arrest them rather than unexpectedly running across them through extremely dangerous routine “chance encounters”. As law enforcement officers know all too well, These “chance encounters” have resulted in countless officer injuries and deaths.