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Deputies make arrest in 14-year-old cold case

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IMPERIAL BEACH (CNS/News 8) - A South Bay resident was jailed on suspicion of attempted double murder Wednesday for allegedly shooting two men during a roadside argument 14 years ago.

Deputies and members of a fugitive task force arrested 46-year-old Gordon Wallace Noble during a traffic stop Wednesday morning, sheriff's Detective Pete Carillo said.

"Deputies who responded to the ... shooting in 1996 were present to make the arrest," Carrillo said.

On May 30 of that year, Noble allegedly pulled a pistol and shot a 31- year-old man in the face during an early-evening quarrel in front of an apartment building in the 1300 block of 14th Street in Imperial Beach. A bullet also struck a second victim standing nearby, Carrillo said. The assailant then fled on a bicycle and eluded capture.

"I'll never forget responding that night," Carrillo told News 8. "This victim needed justice."

No suspect was identified in the case until last month, when investigators developed "new information" that allegedly implicated Noble in the shooting, according to Carrillo, who declined to disclose the nature of the evidence.

"I would liken it to pieces of the puzzle that were missing, and now that we have a full puzzle - There's a clearer picture as to who is responsible for this," Carrillo said.

The suspect was being held without bail pending an initial court hearing scheduled for later this week.

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