Highway Shooting Suspect Hearing Delayed

Enrique Ayon faces eight charges for opening fire on I-805 drivers

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    The suspect in the recent I-805 shootings will undergo a mental competency examination, delaying a preliminary hearing that was scheduled Tuesday.

    Enrique Ayon faces eight charges including two counts of attempted murder for his role in multiple shootings along I-805 injured one driver near the Mesa College Drive off-ramp. Another dodged a bullet near I-805 and Plaza Boulevard.

    Officials closed I-805 and Interstate 5 for several hours on Oct. 3, walking the pavement and looking for evidence.

    A day later, 24-year-old Ayon was arrested in Los Angeles after a driver recognized a vehicle wanted in the shooting investigation.

    I-805 Shooting Suspect May Face 63 Years

    [DGO] I-805 Shooting Suspect May Face 63 Years
    Enrique Ayon pleaded not guilty of shooting at vehicles on San Diego Freeways at his arraignment Thursday.

    Ayon has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, three counts of shooting at an inhabited vehicle, one count of discharging a firearm in grossly negligent manner, one hit-and-run charge and one vandalism charge.

    Surveillance video from a crash at a San Ysidro-area toll booth barrier identified Ayon as the driver of the suspect vehicle in the highway shootings according to CHP Capt. Rich Stewart .

    Highway Shooting Suspect Acted Alone: CHP

    [DGO] Highway Shooting Suspect Acted Alone: CHP
    The suspect in Monday's Interstate 805 shootings will face eight charges including two counts of attempted murder when he is arraigned Thursday afternoon. Steven Luke reports.

    Stewart said they do believe Ayon acted alone in the shootings.

    The court hearing that was to take place Tuesday was delayed pending a mental competency examination scheduled on Jan. 13.

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    The man suspected of firing a gun multiple times along Interstate 805 and Interstate 5 is expected in court for the first time. Kelly McPherson reports.

    If convicted on all charges, Ayon will face a sentence of 63 years and 6 months to life.

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