Suspect sought in shooting at Santa Rosa Taco-Bell drive-through lane

Santa Rosa shooting

Police are searching for a 27-year-old man suspected of shooting and seriously injuring another man during an argument early Wednesday at a Taco Bell drive-through lane in Santa Rosa.

The shooting was reported about 12:30 a.m. outside the fast-food restaurant in the 1800 block of Mendocino Avenue, near Santa Rosa Junior College.

The suspect, later identified by detectives as Brad James Adams, was in front of the victim in the drive-thru lane and started an argument from his vehicle, allegedly threatening the victim with a handgun, police said. 

Adams, a Santa Rosa resident, pulled out of the drive-through lane and allegedly shot multiple times at the victim, who was still in his car, according to police.

The suspect then fled in his vehicle, a 2005 white Ford F-150 pickup truck, north on Mendocino Avenue.

The victim, who was hit by at least one bullet, was hospitalized with serious injuries but is expected to survive, police Sgt. Christopher Mahurin said.

Police found Adams' pickup in a parking lot at 2300 Mendocino Avenue. The suspect wasn't there but officers found a handgun inside the vehicle. The truck was impounded for evidence processing.

After identifying Adams as the suspected shooter, detectives secured an arrest warrant for Adams for attempted homicide.

Police served a search warrant at the suspect's home in the 2100 block of Humboldt Street, but Adams wasn't there.

Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating the suspect. Adams should be considered armed and dangerous, authorities said. 

Anyone who has information about Adams' location is asked to contact Santa Rosa police through the department's online tip line at or SRPD Dispatch at (707) 528-5222. Information can be provided by contacting the SRPD Violent Crimes Team at (707) 543-3590. 

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.