TWENTYNINE PALMS — Corey Harris, 20, of Twentynine Palms, has become the third person arrested in connection with an incident in which, a Twentynine Palms man claims, he was shot at while he and his wife sat on their front porch in the 72700 block of Wildcat Way, near Twentynine Palms High School.

Harris was arrested Monday, Sept. 30, in Twentynine Palms by detectives who claimed to have found evidence linking him to the Sept. 6 incident.

Harris was booked at the Morongo Basin Jail, for attempted murder. Harris is also being held on $1,000,000 bail.

Detectives previously arrested Joshua Hill, 18, of Twentynine Palms, who pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of attempted murder, and Branden Smith, 18, of Twentynine Palms, who pleaded not guilty to being an accessory.

Harris was expected to be released Wednesday, Oct. 2. Deputy District Attorney Jason Gueltzow reported Wednesday afternoon that charges have not been filed against Harris but that an investigation is continuing.

Hill’s case, involving charges of attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling and assault with a firearm, took him to San Bernardino Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Smith was ordered released by the court and does not have a court appearance scheduled.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175.

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I've known Corey since he was a child. He has always been a friendly, caring person with a beautiful smile on his face. Never combative or angry. Many friends. No one had an unkind word to say about him. A bright soul. I pray he learns from this and has the confidence to make better choices when it comes to people he associates with. I still believe in him.

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