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Georgia man arrested for shooting at vehicle in Ventura

VENTURA, Calif. - Ventura police arrested a Georgia resident on Friday for allegedly shooting at an occupied vehicle.

Around 9:15 a.m., officers received multiple reports of shots fired near the Vons on the 5600 block of Telephone Road.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers found evidence that a shooting had occurred in the parking lot, however, no suspects or victims were found in the area.

An investigation ensued and officers determined that the suspect had been involved in an argument with another person at the Vons. The victim reportedly fled the argument at high-speeds in their vehicle. That was when the suspect decided to fire a handgun at the vehicle while chasing on foot.

After the shooting, the suspect allegedly ran back to a light-colored Volkswagen Jetta with out-of-state Georgia license plates and fled the area.

Fortunately, a Ventura County Sheriff's deputy heard about the crime and spotted the suspect's vehicle driving southbound on the 101 freeway away from the city.

Deputies pulled over the car and arrested the Georgia man at the scene for shooting at an occupied vehicle.

Ventura Police detectives also served a search warrant for the suspect's car and found a loaded firearm with an extended magazine.

Police said the suspect had an extensive out-of-state criminal history involving violence and narcotics.

Ventura County

Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.

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