Santa Rosa police arrested three men Thursday on suspicion of assault in a suspected OxyContin deal gone awry.Four or five people in a dark-colored imported sedan pulled into the parking lot of the 7-Eleven store at 1401 Maple Ave. around 7:15 p.m. Monday, Sgt. Steve Fraga said.Three armed occupants got out of the car and confronted three people between 19 and 21 years old who were sitting in a vehicle. The driver of the victims’ vehicle was hit in the head with a handgun and in the ribs with the barrel of a sawed-off shotgun as he sat behind the wheel, Fraga said. The suspects allegedly pounded on the windows of the suspects’ vehicle demanding they get out of the car.When customers inside the store looked out the window, one of the suspects fired the shotgun into the front fender and wheel area of the victims’ vehicle before the suspects fled north on Brookwood Avenue, Fraga said.Detectives learned the motive for the assault was a drug deal, involving the pain-killing drug OxyContin, gone bad, Fraga said.Police arrested 19-year-old Patrick Savoy-O’Neill around 2 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Montgomery Drive and Summerfield Road. Evidence related to the assault was found in O’Neill’s Montecito Avenue apartment, Fraga said.Justin Edward Keaton, 21, and Kevin Allan Anderson, 23, both of Santa Rosa, were arrested around 8 p.m. Thursday near Farmers Lane and Hoen Avenue, Fraga said. All three suspects were booked in the Sonoma County jail under $250,000 bail for assault with a deadly weapon. Fraga said police believe there are two more suspects at large. The Sonoma County Alliance’s “Take Back Our Community” program has offered a $2,500 reward for information that leads to their arrest.
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