Arrest made in shooting near Mt. Madonna County Park

SANTA CLARA COUNTY – A man suspected of firing a gun at a process server last weekend near Mt. Madonna County Park was arrested Thursday in Morgan Hill, authorities said.

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Christopher Croul, 64, was booked on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and discharge of a firearm at an occupied vehicle, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened around 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 27 in the 6000 block of Mount Madonna Road.

Croul and the victim got into an argument after the latter served legal documents at the suspect’s home. The sheriff’s office said the dispute culminated in Croul firing a gun in the victim’s direction.

The victim, who was not injured, left the scene and called 911.

Deputies arrived to find Croul barricaded inside his home. Nearby Mt. Madonna County Park was evacuated and residents in the surrounding area were told to shelter in place.

Croul later fled from his residence toward the county park, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies searched for Croul but called off the effort around 6 p.m. due to lighting and terrain conditions. He remained at large until his arrest Thursday in Morgan Hill.

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