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Man Arrested After Pursuing, Shooting Theft Subjects

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Gregory Wallen-Reed (Plumas County Sheriff's Department)

Gregory Wallen-Reed (Plumas County Sheriff’s Department)

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ANTELOPE LAKE, Calif. (CBS13) – A man has been arrested for attempted murder after shooting at a number of subjects he believed were robbing his home, authorities said.

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Department said Gregory Wallen-Reed, a Reno resident, reported a number of unknown people attempting to steal solar lights from his driveway late Saturday night.

When the unidentified subjects fled the scene in a blue sedan, Wallen-Reed gave chase in his own vehicle, deputies said.

Wallen-Reed told authorities one of the occupants of the blue sedan opened fire at him, and he returned fire, striking at least three of the occupants and causing the sedan to crash on the Janesville grade to Antelope Lake.

One occupant was shot in the head and hand and was airlifted to a Reno hospital for treatment. Another wounded subject was airlifted to a Chico hospital, and a third occupant who was moderately wounded by gunfire was treated at a Quincy hospital and released.

In a press release, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office said three other subjects were treated and released at the scene of the crash.

Wallen-Reed was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, shooting into an occupied vehicle and attempted murder and is being held on $500,000 bail at the Plumas County Jail.

The subjects in the blue sedan have not been identified.  It is unclear whether the subjects are being investigated in connection with a crime.

The conditions of the hospitalized subjects has not been released.

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