A family dispute in a San Bernardino restaurant parking lot turned violent Wednesday, leaving one man critically wounded.
A 64-year-old man believed to be the victim's brother is wanted for the attack, police said. The violent encounter happened in the parking lot of the Mimi's Cafe on Hospitality Lane.
The two brothers were parked in adjacent spots, police said. For reasons still unclear, a man police identified as Keith Pryor fired one shot that struck his brother, and then allegedly inflicted further injury as he drove off.
"While leaving, it appears the suspect drove over the victim," said San Bernardino Police Lt. Rich Lawhead.
Lawhead said Pryor is a disabled veteran with a history of mental illness and investigators are concerned he may be a danger to himself and others.
The injured man, whose name was not released, was transported to a trauma center in critical
condition. Despite severe injuries, he was expected to recover, police learned from the hospital.
The case is being investigated as an attempted murder.
Detectives have reviewed security camera video that recorded the incident, and have also interviewed several witnesses, Lawhead said.
Wednesday afternoon police made public a photo of Keith Pryor in seeking the public's help in locating him.
Lawhead said Pryor was last seen driving away in his red Ford pickup truck, a 2002 model with disability license plates, DPV3948. The nature of the disability was not revealed. He did not return to his home in Bloomington.
Pryor is known to travel frequently to Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, Lawhead said. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Granado or Sgt. Sullivan at 909-384-5615.
At the same time, authorities also warned against approaching Pryor.
"He should be considered armed and dangerous," Lawhead said.