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A man suspected of shooting a young mother of three was arrested by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) early Saturday. 

Authorities believe Thomas Evans III, 47 is responsible for the death of 27-year-old Saundralina Williams, arresting him on a charge of murder. Authorities recovered a weapon believed to have been used in the shooting as they conducted a search warrant at his La Mesa home. 

Earlier this month, Williams drove her white Ford SUV on westbound State Route-94 when someone in an unknown vehicle fired several shots and struck her. The two male passengers remained unharmed after she crashed her vehicle into the center median following the gunshot. 

Williams, a National City mother of three, remained on life support for three days following the shooting but died of her injuries on March 9. 

“The CHP Border Division’s Special Investigations Unit has been working around the clock to find the person responsible for this senseless crime,” said CHP Chief Scott Parker. “We know the arrest will not bring Ms. Williams back, but we hope that the arrest of the man suspected of her murder will give her family some closure.  The CHP is dedicated to ensuring those who commit crimes of violence on our highways will be caught and brought to justice.”   

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call the CHP Investigative Service Unit at (858) 650-3620.

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