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Suspected sniper charged in dozens of freeway shootings

June 28, 2010 | 11:52 am

Authorities are searching for a sniper blamed for shooting out windows on SoCal freeways.Prosecutors on Monday filed numerous charges against a man accused of shooting rear windows out of cars driving on Inland Empire freeways.

The San Bernardino County district attorney's office filed assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism charges against William Matthew Frye, 40, an Apple Valley cable installer.

Frye was arrested Thursday after motorists allegedly saw him firing on cars on Interstate 15.

Authorities believe the suspect is responsible for dozens of shootings on Inland Empire freeways over the last few months. The shootings prompted increased patrols, with the California Highway Patrol urging motorists to be on the lookout.

No one was hurt in the attacks, but many cars were damaged.

The shooting occurred on numerous freeways, including the 91, 15, 215 and 10, in both San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: A car window damaged in a freeway shooting. Credit: KTLA News