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Cops search for man that shot soldier on leave

Updated 5:22 p.m. ET

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Police are searching for a 19-year-old man wanted in a shooting that wounded a soldier who was home on leave after surviving a suicide attack in Afghanistan.

San Bernardino police have identified Ruben Ray Jurado as a suspect in the Friday night shooting of 22-year-old Christopher Sullivan at a welcome home party in the soldier's honor.

Family members say Sullivan suffered two gunshot wounds to his back, which shattered his spine and left him paralyzed.

Police said Sullivan's brother got into an argument over football with the shooting suspect. When Sullivan intervened, the suspect pulled a gun and opened fire. The gunman fled the scene before police arrived

Sullivan suffered a cracked collar bone and brain damage while serving last year with the 101st Infantry Division in Kandahar. He was awarded a Purple Heart and has been recovering in Kentucky.

"My son didn't deserve this. He served his country," his mother, Suzanne Sullivan, told the San Bernardino Sun.

Sullivan remains in critical condition and his blood pressure was too low Sunday for doctors to perform surgery on him, his mother told the newspaper.

"He's on 100 percent life support right now," she said.

Jurado is at large and considered armed and dangerous.

Sullivan's enlistment would be complete in April, after which Sullivan had planned to come home to go to college.

Family members are calling on the shooter to surrender.

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