A 31-year-old San Diego County man was behind bars Saturday, suspected of shooting at another person before leading deputies on a vehicle chase through dirt roads in Anza and crashing.
Adam Ryan Gray, of Vista, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon and booked into the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center in French Valley. He remained there Sunday evening with bail set at $1 million, according to online jail records.
Sheriff’s officials say deputies from the Hemet station received a call the Gray had fired shots at a person in the area of Highway 371 and Homestead Road before fleeing, according to a Riverside County sheriff’s news release.
A deputy responding to the area saw Gray’s vehicle and tried to catch up to him, but Gray got off the highway and onto “various dirt roads” in an effort to get away from the deputy, according to the release.
At some point, sheriff’s officials say, Gray was seen tossing a loaded shotgun out the window of the vehicle.
Gray eventually lost controls of his vehicle and crashed into a dirt embankment on Burnt Valley Road east of Kirby Road. The deputy that had been chasing Gray held him at gun point until a California Highway Patrol officer arrived and helped take him into custody.