FREMONT -- A police pursuit involving spike strips, K-9 units and a California Highway Patrol helicopter led to the arrest this week of a man wanted on suspicion of attempted homicide.

The chase, which took place about 2 p.m. Tuesday in Union City, stemmed from a Nov. 24 shooting at the Motel 6 at 46101 Research Ave. in Fremont, police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said.

During the November shooting, a handful of witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots fired at the motel, Bosques said, but no victims or suspects were located despite the recovery of a bloody T-shirt.

Earlier this month, officers who conducted an unrelated arrest operation subsequently located the victim from the Motel 6 shooting, Bosques said. The victim still had a bullet in his arm and had not sought medical attention, police said.

William Turner was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection to a Nov. 24 shooting at a Fremont motel.
William Turner was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection to a Nov. 24 shooting at a Fremont motel.

Officers then identified Matthew Anthony Rossi, 29, of San Jose and William Turner, 31, of Union City, as the suspects in the shooting, Bosques said.

Rossi has been in police custody since Dec. 5 on an unrelated matter after Fremont police tracked him to a Union City home. At the time he was wanted for allegedly assaulting and kidnapping an ex-girlfriend in Hayward. He was captured by SWAT team members inside a home on the 500 block of Carobee Court that day and also arrested for allegedly violating a restraining order on another woman who lives in the Centerville area, police said.

At the time of his arrest, Bosques said, investigators were not aware of his alleged involvement in the motel shooting.

After identifying Turner as the second suspect involved in the shooting, Fremont officers searched for him on Tuesday until they spotted him driving a stolen vehicle near Mission Boulevard and Tamarack Drive in Union City.

Officers attempted to pull Turner over, but police say he fled recklessly at a high rate of speed. Officers deployed spike strips that disabled Turner's tires, but Turner allegedly continued to evade police and turned into a residential area.

Officers then located Turner's abandoned vehicle on Teddy Drive in Union City and began a neighborhood search. Officers, backed up by police in Union City and Hayward, searched for Turner, and a CHP helicopter and several K-9 units were deployed to assist until Turner was found hiding in a backyard about 2:30 p.m., police said.

He surrendered without incident and was booked at the Fremont Police Department Detention Facility on suspicion of attempted homicide, kidnapping, false imprisonment, parole and probation violations, reckless evading police and resisting arrest.

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