Suspected gunman arrested after shooting on deadly highway in Sacramento – CBS Sacramento

2021-12-08 08:14:08 By : Ms. Icy lee

Sacramento (CBS13)-The California Highway Patrol announced on Tuesday that the suspected gunman in the fatal shooting on Interstate 5 in Sacramento on Monday has been arrested.

David Perry, 33, from Sacramento, was imprisoned in the Sacramento County Main Prison, where he faced murder charges.

According to the Center for Health Protection, a report of a road rage incident came from the Interstate 80 and Watt Avenue area around 2:15 pm on Monday. The caller stated that the case involved a white Mercedes-Benz sedan and a maroon Dodge Ram.

Investigators said that when Mercedes parked next to Dodge and fired a few shots, the two vehicles drove southbound on Interstate 5 north of Richards Avenue. Dodge's driver-Lufino Reyes Mejorado, 60-was hit by gunfire and was able to pull himself onto the shoulder of the road.

Mejorado of Sacramento was taken to the hospital and later died of his injuries.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation confirmed on Tuesday that Mejorado is a retired correctional officer.

Jacob Ciuriuc witnessed the aftermath of the shooting. He felt sorry for the victim's family and the driver who had to witness the violence.

"This may bring trauma to them, because even if it doesn't happen to you, just see it, it will still cause trauma, no matter how long it is, it will be in your mind," he said.

Perry's car parked on Watt Avenue at around 5 o'clock in the afternoon on Monday. After obtaining a search warrant, the police seized the car and determined that Perry was the suspected gunman.

According to prison records, Perry is not eligible for bail and is expected to appear in court on Thursday.

The shooting forced the I-5 southbound road from the I-80 connector to J Street to be closed for several hours.

No other persons were reported injured in the shooting.