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Suspect in freeway shootings booked into San Diego jail

October 5, 2011 |  5:40 am

Freeway Enrique Ayon, 24, of Lancaster was booked into County Jail in downtown San Diego late Tuesday night on charges stemming from a series of shootings along two freeways Monday morning.

Ayon is charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful use of a weapon and firing into an occupied dwelling.

He is set for arraignment Thursday in San Diego County Superior Court.

Ayon was arrested at gunpoint Tuesday in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles County after a motorist spotted his 2006 Chevrolet Malibu and called 911. He offered no resistance.

Ayon is suspected of three shootings along interstates 805 and 5 in San Diego, and one along Interstate 805 in National City. A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg and three vehicles were left with bullet holes.

The motive for the shootings is still unclear. 

Court documents show Ayon was arrested in the past for possession of marijuana and weapons.

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--Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Enrique Ayon. Credit: CHP

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