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Lake Elsinore man faces attempted murder charge

Michael Losoya is facing charges of attempted murder and resisting arrest. Photo provided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

A 41-year-old Lake Elsinore man is behind bars, facing charges of attempted murder and resisting arrest.

On July 3 at 10:45 p.m., deputies from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station responded to the 32000 block of Riverside Drive in the City of Lake Elsinore regarding an assault with a deadly weapon. The victim reported being attacked with a knife, sustaining injuries to his head.

The suspect, identified as 41-year-old Michael Losoya of Lake Elsinore, was located a short distance away and was taken into custody. The victim was medically evaluated at the scene but refused additional medical assistance.

Losoya was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center for attempted murder and resisting arrest. His bail is set at $1 million.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Deputy Tomer at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at 951-245-3300.

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