BARSTOW, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A 30-year-old Barstow man is behind bars on attempted murder charges after he allegedly shot multiple rounds at his soon to be ex-wife and her male friend, officials said.
It happened on July 31, 2018, at approximately 7:45 pm, in the area of East Main Street and Muriel Drive in Barstow.
According to a Barstow Police Department news release, the victim called 911 and reported that her estranged ex-husband, Scott William Sauer Jr., shot at her and another male as they were driving in a vehicle. After the shooting, the victims drove themselves to the station where they were interviewed by Officer M. Allen.
Through investigation, it was determined the victims drove to the suspect’s residence to collect property. After Sauer gave the female victim the property, she and the male victim left the residence.
As they left, Sauer began following closely behind the victims in his red Ford pickup truck.
“When the victims turned onto Muriel Drive from Main Street, Sauer produced a handgun and began shooting at the victims and their vehicle. Sauer did not hit the victims or their vehicle with any of the rounds that he fired,” stated the release.
Officers responded to the scene and found multiple 9mm fired cartridge casings in the middle of the street where the victims reported the shooting occurred.
Officers began to search the area for Sauer and located his red Ford truck traveling in the area of First Avenue and Buena Vista Street. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and Sauer was taken into custody and subsequently booked at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Jail in Barstow for Penal Code 664/187- Attempted Murder.
Detectives obtained a search warrant for Sauer’s residence and seized a 9mm handgun used in the shooting, officials said.
Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation may contact Detective Arias at the Barstow Police Department (760) 255-5134. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the WE-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.