A Valencia man was charged Wednesday in connection with an apparent road rage attack in which he allegedly fired a BB gun, hitting a young woman in the eye in Stevenson Ranch.
Cory Allen Flenory, 28, was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count each of mayhem and vandalism over $400, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
On Saturday evening, as a couple left a Wal-Mart parking lot near Pico Canyon Road and the Old Road (map), their vehicle was shot at, allegedly by Flenory, after they confronted him following a near-collision, authorities said.
A 22-year-old woman whose family gave her name only as Megan was hospitalized and underwent surgery. She could lose sight in her right eye, through which the BB entered into her head.
Her eyesight in her left eye has been poor since birth, family members said.
The woman’s boyfriend, who was also in the car, was not injured in the shooting.
Flenory also allegedly injured a spouse in an unrelated May 5 incident that likewise involved a BB gun, the DA’s office stated. He was charged for that incident as well.
He kicked out the rear window of a patrol car and was pepper-sprayed when he was taken into custody Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Flenory’s bail was set at $1.275 million during a hearing at San Fernando Superior Court on Wednesday. His arraignment was scheduled for June 10.
He faces multiple life terms in state prison, if convicted.
Flenory has a 2005 felony conviction in Tulare for carjacking, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, according to the DA’s office.