VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) Authorities are seeking information after two drivers exchanged gunfire at the intersection of Amargosa Road and Hook Blvd. Sunday night.
On April 2, 2017 a Sheriff’s Service Specialist from the Victorville Police Department, was near the intersection of Amargosa Road and Hook Boulevard when he heard gunshots. He then observed a Nissan sedan stopped in the northbound lane of Amargosa.
A male subject was standing near the driver’s door and was seen firing a handgun before re-entering the vehicle and driving away from the location, stated a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s press release.
After leaving the scene the driver later identified as Floyd Avery, 21, a resident of Apple Valley, collided with a parked vehicle. Two passengers inside the Nissan foot-bailed and Avery continued to drive away.
Deputy V. Quezada arrived and attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle on Del Norte Street. Avery continued on for a short distance before driving into a drainage ditch and hitting a tree.
Avery ran from the car but was quickly apprehended by Quezada and brought back to the scene. A third passenger, a 22-year-old female, was located in the vehicle with multiple injuries to her face from shattered glass.
Through investigation, authorities said determined Avery had exchanged gunfire with an unknown subject in a vehicle at the Hook and Amargosa location. There is no description of the other vehicle, or its occupants, at this time.
Avery was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for shooting at an occupied vehicle.
The three passengers in Avery’s vehicle were detained for questioning and released. The case has been forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
(source: Victorville Department news release)