A man who shot a woman in the eye with a BB gun during a fit of road rage in Stevenson Ranch now faces charges including assault with a deadly weapon, prosecutors said.
Cory Allen Flenory, 28, has been charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count each of mayhem and vandalism causing more than $400 in damage, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
He's accused of trying to ram the woman's car in a Wal-Mart parking lot Saturday evening, and then trailing her car to the intersection of the Old Road and Pico Canyon Road, where he opened fire with a BB gun, striking her in the face, prosecutors said.
The 22-year-old woman, who was in driving with her boyfriend at the time, may lose sight in her right eye, through which the BB lodged itself in her head, KTLA reported. Her boyfriend was uninjured in the shooting.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Dubin told The Times that Flenory, a 28-year-old parolee, kicked out the window of a patrol car as he was arrested in the 28100 block of McBean Parkway, forcing deputies to use pepper spray to gain control.
He was taken into custody shortly before 8 a.m. Monday after detectives identified him as the suspect behind the wheel of the compact car involved in the incident, Dubin said. Flenory and the woman did not know each other, he said.
Flenory, who has a 2005 felony conviction in Tulare for carjacking, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, faces multiple life terms in state prison if convicted, according to the district attorney's office.
His bail was set at $1.27 million during a court hearing Wednesday. His arraignment is scheduled for June 10.