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1 arrested after road rage shooting on 15 freeway; 2nd suspect at large

HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A case of road rage on the I-15 turned into attempted murder after one driver fired multiple rounds into the other vehicle Tuesday afternoon.

Just before 1:00 pm, the male victim called 911 and reported a shooting that had just occurred on the northbound 15 freeway, north of Oak Hill Road.

Officers with the California Highway Patrol responded and made contact with the victim. The preliminary information obtained was, the victim was driving a blue Ford Crown Victoria northbound, in the number one lane when he changed into the number two lane, possibly cutting off a silver Ford Taurus.

According to a CHP news release, the driver of the Ford Taurus, Miguel Angel Talavera, 42, of Fontana changed lanes and fired several rounds at the Crown Victoria, striking the vehicle multiple times.

In an attempt to keep the suspect from fleeing, the victim rammed the Taurus but was unsuccessful and eventually lost sight of the vehicle, as the suspect exited at US-395.

A witness to the crash followed the suspect to a residence in the 13000 block of Nolina Drive in Hesperia. CHP officers responded and took Talavera into custody without incident. A male passenger in the vehicle foot-bailed towards the Hesperia Wal-Mart promoting assistance from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies and a K9 blood-hound unit.

The second suspect has not been identified and remains at large as of March 28th. He is described as a slender, White Male, last seen wearing a green shirt and blue jeans.

(photo by Kathy Cheong)

Talavera was booked into the Adelanto Detention Center for various charges including, attempted murder-187(A), shooting at an inhabited vehicle/dwelling-PC246, and assault with a firearm on a person-PC245(A)(2).

is being held in lieu of a $1 million dollar bail and is scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on March 29, 2018.

The CHP is asking for the public’s assistance to please call, (760) 241-1186, if they witnessed any part of this incident, to help identify the passenger from the Taurus, or if they witnessed the shooting.

(photo by Kathy Cheong)

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