A man accused of using a BB gun to shoot out the window of a car traveling on a Southern California freeway was charged with three counts of attempted murder on Friday following a series of similar reported incidents in the area.
Additionally, Jesse Leal Rodriguez, 34, of Anaheim, was charged with three more counts of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury.
The charges involve three occupants of a Tesla that was shot at on the 91 Freeway about 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 25, near Norco, about 30 miles east of Anaheim. Neither the driver of the Tesla nor the passengers were injured.
Rodriguez is currently charged with only attacking one car, but according to the Southern California News Group, investigators with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) believe Rodriguez “fired at and damaged at least six other vehicles.” CHP estimates approximately 100 vehicles have been shot at with a BB or pellet gun and vandalized while traveling on