GREEN VALLEY — A 54-year-old man was arrested for shooting at a vehicle during a road rage incident on Spunky Canyon Road Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
Rafael Baca was arrested around 2:49 p.m. and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and shooting at a moving vehicle, the sheriff’s department reported.
Baca was held at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station jail on $250,000 bail, and was scheduled to appear in the Antelope Valley courthouse on Monday. No injuries were reported during the incident.
It happened around 1:20 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17. Baca and another man were “involved in a rolling road rage incident while they were driving on Spunky Canyon Road in Green Valley,” Lt. Brian Dunn of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station stated in a news release.
Both men pulled over to the side of the road, and then Baca allegedly pulled out a handgun.
“[Baca] went to his trunk and pulled out a 9mm handgun and loaded an ammo magazine into it,” Dunn stated. “The victim, seeing this, quickly started to drive away.”
Baca allegedly fired about two shots, missing the victim and his vehicle, authorities said.
“An off-duty Parks Bureau deputy, Charles Weathers, happened to have witnessed the road rage and shooting incidents,” Dunn stated.
“The off-duty deputy followed suspect Baca, who drove to and pulled into the parking lot of a fire camp on San Francisquito Canyon Road in the county area of Saugus,” Dunn stated.
The off-duty deputy detained Baca at gunpoint, then deputies from both Palmdale and Santa Clarita Sheriff’s stations arrived and took Baca into custody without incident, according to Dunn.