Suspect in Car-to-Car Shooting ID'd as Arizona Man

The suspect was identified as being from Scottsdale, Az

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    Jerry Valentin

    Police identified the suspect involved in a car-to-car shooting on a Southern California freeway that wounded a man Monday afternoon, authorities said.

    Jerry Valentin, 32, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with shooting a man three times in the arm near the 91 and 5 freeway interchange Monday afternoon, the Fullerton Police Department said. 

    The victim, who police have not identified, followed the suspect until officers took him into custody, the Anaheim Police Department said.

    Driver Shot on 91 Freeway Helps Lead Officers to Other Driver

    [LA] Driver Shot on 91 Freeway Helps Lead Officers to Other Driver
    A man who was shot on the 91 Freeway chased after the other driver before CHP officers arrived to help. Robert Kovacik reports from Fullerton for the NBC4 News at 11 on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

    Both vehicles continued on the eastbound 91 Freeway before stopping near the Weir Canyon Road exit in Anaheim Hills.

    The California Highway Patrol said the victim stayed on the phone with dispatchers for about 10 miles as he pursued the other vehicle until officers came to help.

    The victim, a man in his 50s, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening wounds. He told NBC4 he was shot three times in the arm.

    The victim said he didn't know why he was targeted, but was the "total victim" in the shooting.

    Valentin was being held in jail in lieu of $500,000 bail, police said.

    NBC4's Willian Avila contributed to this report.