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Second suspect who fired shots in Valley Center, sought

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VALLEY CENTER (CNS) - Sheriff's deputies Sunday sought a man who eluded law enforcement officers after a shooting near the Rincon Indian Reservation.

Joshua David Nelson, 21, of Valley Center, was arrested at the end of chase in which the car he was in crashed into a ditch on a farm road shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.

The other suspect, whose name was withheld, was expected to be arrested soon. Sheriff's Capt. Mike Barnett told The Union-Tribune deputies believe they know where he lives.

Deputies responding to a report of someone shooting into a home on Calac Road from a car spotted a vehicle matching the one used the crime and started chasing it on Valley Center Road, Barnett said.

The driver eventually crashed on a farm road, and a deputy who got out of his car nearby fired at the vehicle as the driver backed toward him, Barnett said. No one was shot.

Nelson was arrested near the car. The other man got away, despite a search of the area by about 40 law enforcement officers.


RINCON (CNS) - Two men accused of firing shots in a rural North County community Saturday tried to run over a sheriff's deputy and fled the scene, one of the men was arrested and the other was still at large.

About 12:45 p.m. deputies received a call about a shooting near the Rincon Valley Indian Reservation, the San Diego Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

A deputy spotted the two suspects in a car on Highway 76 near Valley Center Road. As the deputy approached, the vehicle tried to run him over. The deputy opened fire at the car and the suspects ran away after the car was disabled, according to the statement.

Sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers arrested one of the suspects. The search of the second suspect was still ongoing, the statement reported.

Police dogs and deputies in a helicopter searched the area for the suspected shooter, a sheriff's spokesperson said.

Motorists were directed to use Cole Grade Road around the closure.

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