APPLE VALLEY – Two teens, one 16-year-old Lucerne Valley boy and the other, a 17-year-old Hesperia boy were arrested after a shooting and pursuit in a stolen vehicle on Wednesday afternoon.
At around 3:30 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Station notice a stolen 1996 green Suzuki Sidekick, in the 13000 block of Main Street that was occupied by two male subjects. Deputies attempted to conduct a stop of the vehicle that was reported stolen from the Big Bear Lake area but the driver failed to yield. Deputies pursued the vehicle eastbound on Main Street and through several residential areas south of Main Street. The suspect attempted to turn onto 4th Avenue from Muscatel Street, but lost control and crashed into a chain-link fence. The passenger exited the vehicle and fled on foot and the driver continued the pursuit in the stolen vehicle.
The passenger was taken into custody after the short foot pursuit and the vehicle was pursued by other patrol vehicles. Deputies initiated a PIT maneuver, which was successful, but the suspect attempted to flee again. The driver crashed into a second chain link fence where the vehicle came to a stop. The driver was taken into custody. Shortly after, during the investigation, a mother of a 14-year-old boy called 911 to report that her son was shot at while walking home from school near Kern Avenue and Wells Fargo Street. It was determined the vehicle description matched the description of the vehicle involved in the pursuit. The firearm used in the shooting was located inside the stolen vehicle.
“The suspects confronted the victim while he was walking home and attempted to sell him beer,” Hesperia Sheriff’s Station officials said. “When the victim refused, the suspects pointed a rifle at him and fired one round, missing the victim as he ran away. The suspects then drove toward Main St., where deputies initiated the vehicle pursuit.”
The juvenile male suspects were booked into Juvenile Hall for Attempted Murder, Felony Evading, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and the Hit and Run Traffic Collision.
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