Surveillance video shows suspected gunman Alan Ashmore, amid Monday’s deadly shooting spree that killed two, left three injured in California
Surveillance video shows suspect in killing spree drive into a convenience store and then walk inside, rifle in hand
Alan Ashmore was arrested for a shooting rampage that killed two, left three more injured in Clearlake Oaks, Calif., on Oct 23
61-year-old Ashmore unleashed a barrage of gunfire into a home around 11:30 am Monday, killing a man inside the residence
He shot into a couple of cars, killing another man down the street, before a confrontation with a Highway cop
The officer, was spared serious injury by his body armour
Authorities said there was a total of seven crime scenes in the shooting spree, Ashmore it appeared, was settling past grudges and included random citizens
Suspect led police on a chase, then surrendered – police found several firearms inside his vehicle
The ex-con, in the past, has been arrested several times, locally
Alan Ashmore [photo], surrendered after a police chase Monday in Clearlake, Calif. He was arrested for a shooting rampage that killed two and injured three people
Gas station surveillance video shows the California man officers suspect killed two and injured three in a shooting rampage nearly drive into a convenience store and then walk inside, rifle in hand.
Authorities arrested 61-year-old Alan Ashmore in the attack and are still working to uncover his motive. Detectives told CBS 13 it appeared the suspect was taking aim at anyone he came in contact with, all the while leading police on a chase.
The gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire into a home in Anchor Village just before 11:30 a.m. Monday, killing a man inside the residence. The suspect continued on to shoot into a couple of cars, killing another man down the street,. He then wounded a woman in the foot before he got into a confrontation with an arriving California Highway Patrol Officer. The officer, who was wearing body armor, was not seriously injured.
Ashmore then fled to a gas station in Chevron, where surveillance footage captured his SUV nearly drive through a convenience store. He got out of his car, gun in hand and walked into the shop, where he stole a soda, CBS reported.
It’s there he fired at a vendor, who had a license to carry a concealed weapon. The vendor grabbed a gun from his own truck and struck Ashmore’s sport utility vehicle, officers told the news station.
“I think he was targeting almost everybody,” Lake County District Attorney Don Anderson told CBS 13. “Everyone he had a grudge with, and even random citizens.”
Pat Kelly, 52, told the San Francisco Chronicle he was at the gas station when the SUV tore through the parking lot.
“Oh there were eight to 10 or a dozen gunshots in rapid succession,” Kelly told the newspaper. “There was another guy parked behind me. He was hiding behind his gas pump, and I was hiding behind my gas pump.”
He said he got back into his car and raced to another gas station, only to again spot the SUV.
Ashmore was caught on camera striding into one of the two gas stations he shot on Monday, rifle in hand. Police said there were seven different crime scenes in the shooting spree
Ashmore reportedly stole cigarettes and a lighter from the store at gunpoint before driving away. Officers said the suspect also shot at workers at a winery and then led deputies on a chase before finally surrendering.
“There are a total of seven different crime scenes,” Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin said.
Several firearms were found inside his vehicle, at the time of his arrest. According to the sheriff’s office, Ashmore has been arrested several times locally and has spent time in prison.
The names of those killed in the shooting spree have not yet been released.
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