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New Information in Peoria domestic shooting that injured two

Posted at 12:32 PM, Aug 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-11 15:32:58-04

New information has been released about a Peoria shooting that injured a suspect and an innocent teenage bystander.

Peoria police report that on August 7 they received 20 911 calls reporting a shooting near 103rd and Northern avenues.

In one of the calls, dispatchers heard a woman saying, “He’s shooting me!”

The suspect, 30-year-old Adam Vandever was contacted by Phoenix police earlier that day after threatening suicide at his home in Phoenix.

Late that afternoon, Vandever texted his estranged wife telling her “I’m going to your grandma’s house, and I’m going to light it up.” Vandever and his wife filed for divorce this past June.

His wife, who was at her grandmother’s home, got her three children, ages 5, 8, and 10, into her Dodge Durango and began to back out of the driveway when she heard gunfire. Vandever was allegedly firing shots from his Dodge truck at her SUV. As she backed out down the road, Vandever rammed her with his truck, disabling both vehicles.

He then pulled her out of the vehicle and spat blood in her face as he was bleeding from his head.

Vandever allegedly grabbed a handgun from his truck and began chasing his wife down the street.

At this time, the victim’s brother happened to be returning home and saw her running, with Vandever chasing her. When he saw Vandever with a gun, he retrieved his handgun, from his truck. Vandever fired at him, and he returned fire striking, Vandever in the leg.

Police say a 14-year-old girl was hit in the cross fire. The girl was shot in the chest, the bullet clipping her lung, but missing her heart. She is on a breathing machine but is expected to survive.

Vandever is being held on a $500,000 bond on multiple counts of aggravated assault and attempted murder.