A Yucca Valley man was arrested for attempted murder over the weekend after firing a gun at two victims and chasing them in his car. On Saturday (December 18) just before midnight, a deputy from the Morongo Basin Station was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Twentynine Palms Highway and Inca Trail in Yucca Valley. While at the red light, a press release states that the deputy observed a grey sedan being chased by a blue pickup truck which intentionally rammed into the grey sedan several times at a high rate of speed. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the blue pick-up truck and contacted Albert Martinez, 35, as the driver and sole occupant. During the investigation, the victims stated that Martinez arrived at their residence and fired several rounds at them, leading them to flee the location in their vehicle. Martinez allegedly chased the victims over four miles in his vehicle. While chasing the victims, Martinez fired a 22-caliber firearm at the victim’s vehicle striking the vehicle in the rear bumper area. The firearm used in the assault has not been located yet and is described as a 22-caliber handgun, unknown make and model. There were no injuries reported in the incident.
Following the investigation, Albert Martinez was arrested for suspicion of attempted murder with a firearm and booked into the West Valley Detention Center with his bail set at one million dollars.