Bond for Release of a Freeway Shooting Suspect Set at $6.5 Million
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CROCKETT— A suspect remains in custody in lieu of $6.5 million bond in connection with a freeway shooting. A driver was wounded in the leg while passing through Crockett last month. Kevonte M. Young, a 25-year-old Crockett resident, was arrested on October 31 for allegedly doing this.
Young was arrested by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the California Highway Patrol. He is being housed at the county’s Martinez Detention Facility, pending a scheduled court appearance on November 13.
Apparently, the shooting was precipitated by a road rage incident on Interstate 80. Tempers flared on the freeway on October 26. The shooter targeted a vehicle while three children were sitting inside. Fortunately, none of the children were injured.
The freeway shooting occurred in the eastbound lanes near Pomona Street. The victim provided information about the suspect’s vehicle to investigators. The dark-colored Mercedes-Benz sped away from the scene. However, the information from the victim helped investigators ultimately to identify Young as the suspect.
A warrant was obtained for the arrest of Young. He was detained by the CHP and arrested by sheriff’s office deputies on Halloween. A total of 19 charges were filed against Young. The suspect’s most serious charges include-
- Attempted murder
- Assault with a semiautomatic firearm
- Intentional discharge of a firearm
- Shooting at an inhabited vehicle