CHP says man arrested in SR-52 road rage incident

Officers: Pellet gun retrieved at the scene

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. - The uncle of a man being questioned in an alleged road rage shooting in Tierrasanta Tuesday, said he is just as puzzled about the incident as authorities.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a driver is believed to have opened fire in the direction of another motorist on state Route 52 near Santo Road at around 4:30 p.m.

Officers said the shooting may have involved a pellet gun and apparently caused no injuries.

The alleged victim claimed the driver of a silver Scion pulled out what appeared to be a handgun, pointed it at him four times and then fired two to three rounds, according to the CHP.

The alleged victim provided CHP officers with a vanity license plate description and it was tracked to a home in the 8900 block of Ildica Street in Spring Valley.

Sky10 was above the scene when the man was handcuffed and placed into the back of a CHP patrol car. 

At the time, police questioned him about the incident.

10News learned that the driver of the silver Scion, Reynald Celendro, was later arrested and booked on a charge of displaying a weapon that appears to be a firearm.

His uncle told 10News that he didn't know what was going on.

“It’s unfortunate but I don’t know what kind of evidence they have pending on this thing," the man said from behind a closed door. "Thank you for the clarity, because I am kind of worried."

When the man's uncle was asked if his nephew owned a gun or pellet gun, he replied, "I don’t even know. That’s why I came over here.  I wanted to see what's going on."

A 10News crew caught images of a CHP investigator placing a small handgun into a plastic evidence bag.  CHP officials confirmed to 10News that a pellet gun was retrieved at the scene. However, it is unclear if the gun was found in the car or the home.

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