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YCSO: Suspected gang members caught after 100 mph chase

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Anthony Osti (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office) Anthony Osti (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)
Julio Gonzalez (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office) Julio Gonzalez (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)
Edgar Llanes (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office) Edgar Llanes (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)
PAULDEN, AZ (CBS5) -

Three suspected gang members who opened fire on a vehicle they were following were caught after leading Arizona deputies on a 100-mph chase.

The chase on Highway 89 and several side roads ended when the suspect vehicle, later identified as stolen, came to a stop near a cliff on a dead-end roadway.

The incident began when witnesses said they saw one of the occupants in the SUV fire two shots toward a vehicle in front of them, Yavapai County sheriff's deputies said. 

While a deputy was investigating the shooting scene, he noticed the SUV turn from Aspen Street onto Enid Drive approaching him.

As the Blazer drove by, the deputy began following it and tried to pull it over. Instead, the driver of the SUV, later identified as Anthony Osti, 21, of Paulden refused to stop and began accelerating. The SUV passed at least seven vehicles on the left while reaching speeds of 100 mph as it continued south on Highway 89, YCSO said. 

The SUV turned down some side roads before coming to stop.

Osti was arrested and booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on a number of charges, including unlawful flight, misconduct involving weapons, unlawful discharge of a firearm, open alcohol container in vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains in custody on a $12,000 bond.

The front seat passenger was identified as Edgar Llanes, 20, of Prescott Valley, and the rear passenger was identified as 19-year-old Julio Gonzalez.

Deputies recovered a weapon from the vehicle, which was determined to have been stolen in Prescott Valley.

Gonzalez later admitted firing the weapon and claimed he was target shooting road signs, YCSO said.

Detectives from the Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission task force arrived to follow up on the shooting.

Gonzalez was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges of misconduct involving weapons, unlawful discharge of a firearm, unlawful flight and endangerment, among others. He remains in custody on a $10,000 bond.

Llanes was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges of unlawful flight, unlawful use of means of transportation, misconduct involving weapons and endangerment. Llanes remains in custody on a $7,000 bond.

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