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Man suspected of shooting at motorist on 91 Freeway in Corona is arrested

A 20-year-old man suspected of shooting at another motorist during a road-rage confrontation on the 91 Freeway in Corona was being held Thursday, June 30, on $1 million bail.

Brian Augustine Jimenez Jr. of Rialto was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside on Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the attack happened about 10 p.m. June 23 along the eastbound 91 near downtown Corona.

Officer Javier Navarro said Jimenez was at the wheel of a Kia Optima and became incensed with the driver of another sedan for unspecified reasons. Jimenez allegedly “fired an unknown number of rounds” at the other car before speeding away, according to Navarro.

The victim was not injured and immediately reported the attack.

Within days, CHP investigators were able to obtain the license-plate number of the vehicle identified as the one driven by the alleged assailant, Navarro said, without stating which surveillance video cameras captured the Kia’s license plate.

The information was shared with surrounding law enforcement agencies, culminating in Rialto police locating the car Tuesday night and notifying the CHP, according to Navarro.


Source: Orange County Register

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