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Arrest made in road rage shooting

Four months after a man was shot in the face in what police called a road rage incident, an arrest has been made in the case.

London police announced Wednesday that a suspect had been arrested in the May 11 shooting at the intersection of Admiral Drive and Trafalgar Street. Jonathan Lovo-Mayorga, 25, of London was arrested Tuesday and is now charged with attempted murder and several firearms-related charges.

According to police, the victim had left work and was driving in the area of Royal Crescent and Wexford Avenue around 4 p.m. on May 11, when he encountered a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze being driven aggressively. The man gestured to the driver of the Cruze before continuing on his way. While stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Admiral Drive and Trafalgar Street shortly after, the Cruze driver pulled up alongside him and shot him. The Cruze then sped away, heading west on Trafalgar Street and then south on Marconi Boulevard.

The bullet shattered the passenger side window of the Cruze, passed through the open window of the man’s vehicle before hitting him in the left side of the face. It went through his cheek, shattering his teeth and fracturing two of his vertebrae before exiting the right side of his neck, police said.

Police later found the car and spoke with its owner, but were still trying to determine who was driving it at the time of the shooting. Early last month, police announced that a $10,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.

“Yesterday’s arrest and these charges are the result of information gathered both prior to and after the announcement of the reward,” said Detective Sergeant Alex Krygsman of the Major Crime Section. “The reward offer is still valid until December 31, 2019. We continue to urge those who have information, and we know there are people out there who do, to contact us.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Krygsman of the police major crime section at 519-661-5674 or email him at AKrygsman@londonpolice.ca.