The following is a press release issued by the Santa Rosa Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 12:30 a.m., Santa Rosa Police Department officers responded to the Taco Bell in the 1800-block of Mendocino Avenue regarding a shooting. The victim, a 22-year-old Santa Rosa resident, called SRPD and said he had been shot by an unknown male. Patrol officers and SRPD Violent Crime Team detectives interviewed the victim and additional witnesses.
Officers learned that the suspect was in front of the victim in the drive-thru of Taco Bell. The suspect initiated an argument from his vehicle and threatened the victim with a handgun. The suspect pulled out of the drive-thru and shot multiple times at the victim, who was still in his car. The victim was shot at least one time. The suspect fled in his vehicle (2005 white F-150 pickup), northbound on Mendocino Av. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries but expected to survive. Field and Evidence Technicians processed the crime scene for evidence.
Patrol officers located the white Ford pickup in a parking lot at 2300 Mendocino Av. The suspect was not in the vehicle, but officers did locate a handgun in the truck. The truck was impounded for further evidence processing. The suspect was not located during the initial night of the investigation.
Based on the investigation, SRPD Violent Crimes Team (VCI) detectives identified Brad James Adams, a 27-year-old Santa Rosa resident, as the suspect/shooter. Detectives worked with the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office and secured an arrest warrant for Adams with the charge of Attempted Homicide.
On 5/4/22 at 3:45 p.m., VCI detectives with the assistance of SWAT operators, served a search warrant at Adams’ residence in the 2100-block of Humboldt St. Detectives collected evidence but Adams’ was not located.
Santa Rosa Police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating this attempt homicide suspect. Anyone who has information about where Brad Adams is, they are encouraged to contact SRPD through our online Tip Line: www.srcity.org/CrimeTips or SRPD Dispatch at 707-528-5222. You can also provide information by contacting the SRPD Violent Crimes Team at (707) 543-3590. Adams should be considered armed and dangerous.
A reward up to $2,500 is being offered by the Sonoma County Alliance Community Engagement and Safety Rewards Fund. The reward is for information leading to the arrest of the suspect responsible.