Police ID man suspected of shooting motorist on the 91 Freeway


A Scottsdale Arizona man was arrested by Fullerton Police and is facing felony attempted murder charges after a freeway shooting near the 91 Freeway and Santa Ana Freeway interchange left one man injured.

Jerry Valentin, 32, is being held on $500,000 bail in connection with the shooting that took place about 4:30 p.m. Monday, police said.

The victim contacted the California Highway Patrol on his mobile phone and reported that he had been shot by another motorist and followed the suspected shooter while talking to 911 operators, police reported.

The CHP and Anaheim police pulled over the shooting suspect near the eastbound 91 Freeway and Weir Canyon exit. Fullerton police said they became involved after it was learned that the shooting took place in that city at the interchange of the Santa Ana and 91 Freeways.

The shooting suspect was detained and taken to the Fullerton Police Department where he was interviewed regarding his involvement.

The motive for the shooting is unclear at this time, said Fullerton Police PIO Sgt. Kathryn Hamel.

The victim suffered at least one gunshot wound to his upper torso and was taken to a local trauma center with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Detective Malone of the Fullerton Police Department at (714) 738-6534. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or to their website at www.crimestoppers.org.