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Attempted murder suspect crashes in Anza as deputy tries to catch him

By in Press Enterprise on November 13, 2017

By Gail Wesson Adam Gray, 31, of Vista, was arrested Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a firearm. (Photo courtesy of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)

A San Diego County man accused of firing a shot at a victim while driving in Anza, then fleeing from a sheriff’s deputy responding to that call, was arrested Saturday, according to a sheriff’s news release.

A Riverside County sheriff’s deputy followed suspect Adam Gray, 31, of Vista, on dirt roads in Anza Valley before Gray crashed into a dirt embankment on Burnt Valley Road east of Kirby Road.

The assault call came in at 5:13 p.m. from Highway 371 and Homestead Road in Anza. No injuries to the victim were reported.

During the chase, a loaded shotgun was thrown out a window of the suspect’s vehicle, sheriff’s officials said. After the crash, the deputy held the suspect at gunpoint until backup law enforcement — a California Highway Patrol officer — arrived.

Gray was treated at a medical facility for minor injuries before he was booked at the Cois M. Byrd Detention Facility in French Valley on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a firearm. Bail was set at $1 million, according to jail records.

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