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MAN ARRESTED FOR HIGHWAY AMBUSH

Oct. 29, 2001 — A 24-year-old man is under arrest for firing shots into the car of the lieutenant governor's sister on Oct. 21 as she drove along Melvin Evans Highway with a carload of young people.
Police arrested Shashi Jadooram of William's Delight on Saturday, according to Capt. Jeremy Swan. Jadooram was charged with five counts of third-degree assault and reckless endangerment for allegedly firing shots into the vehicle of Barbara James Petersen, sister of Lt. Gov. Gerard Luz James II, as she was driving with her daughter and three of her daughter’s friends in the vehicle following a volleyball game at Good Hope School.
Police said the incident occurred when two cars boxed Petersen’s vehicle in near Paradise and two shots were fired, striking Petersen’s car. As Petersen accelerated to escape, she called 911 on a cellular phone and then hit an embankment near the Golden Grove intersection. No one in the car was hit by the shots or seriously injured in the crash.
Swan said one of the passengers in Petersen’s vehicle had been involved in an altercation with Jadooram earlier in the evening. Jadooram’s bail was set at $100,000.

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Oct. 29, 2001 -- A 24-year-old man is under arrest for firing shots into the car of the lieutenant governor's sister on Oct. 21 as she drove along Melvin Evans Highway with a carload of young people.
Police arrested Shashi Jadooram of William's Delight on Saturday, according to Capt. Jeremy Swan. Jadooram was charged with five counts of third-degree assault and reckless endangerment for allegedly firing shots into the vehicle of Barbara James Petersen, sister of Lt. Gov. Gerard Luz James II, as she was driving with her daughter and three of her daughter’s friends in the vehicle following a volleyball game at Good Hope School.
Police said the incident occurred when two cars boxed Petersen’s vehicle in near Paradise and two shots were fired, striking Petersen’s car. As Petersen accelerated to escape, she called 911 on a cellular phone and then hit an embankment near the Golden Grove intersection. No one in the car was hit by the shots or seriously injured in the crash.
Swan said one of the passengers in Petersen’s vehicle had been involved in an altercation with Jadooram earlier in the evening. Jadooram’s bail was set at $100,000.