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Published on April 02, 2024
San Lorenzo Man Charged with Attempted Murder Following Violent Road Rage IncidentSource: Google Street View

Anger on the asphalt turned nearly deadly when a simple case of road rage escalated into what prosecutors are calling an attempted murder. Andrew Bugar, 27, of San Lorenzo was arrested by detectives from the Eden Township Substation on March 19, following a shooting incident that took place on March 2, on Lewelling Boulevard. Bugar, during a fit of rage, allegedly opened fire on two individuals, striking a victim in the arm and torso just before 5:30 p.m. This victim was later rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Determined efforts by detectives led to identifying the suspect, who was later found with two illegally possessed firearms during his arrest. One of these weapons, which was recovered from Bugar's possession, matched the caliber of the firearm used in the road rage shooting. According to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, the investigation spanned several weeks.

The serious nature of the charges against Bugar reflects the gravity of his alleged actions. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has charged him with attempted murder, two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and other weapons violations. Despite the severity of these accusations, Bugar was released on bail five days after his arrest, and he is currently awaiting his next court appearance as a free man.

The Sheriff's Office reported with a measure of comfort that the victim is recovering and will pull through physically from the harrowing ordeal.