Garden Grove Police Department cruiser. Photo via
Garden Grove Police Department cruiser. Photo via

A 28-year-old felon was behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of shooting a rival for the affections of a woman he then allegedly abducted, police said.

Adam Tam of Garden Grove was being held on $500,000 bail, according to jail records.

A 34-year-old woman called police Sunday morning to allege she had been abducted for several hours by Tam, who eventually let her go, according to Garden Grove police Lt. Bob Bogue.

Tam called the woman an Uber ride, and she went straight to police to report the alleged kidnapping, according to Bogue.

Just after midnight Sunday, Tam allegedly shot a 32-year-old man behind the wheel of a car in the 12600 block of Audrey Circle, Bogue said. The woman was in the passenger seat, he said.

The woman met Tam a few weeks ago and she denied dating him, characterizing him as a friend, Bogue said. The other victim, who was also a friend of hers, had come over to her home on Saturday night, the lieutenant said.

When Tam also showed up at her door, it led to a confrontation, Bogue said.

“The suspect Tam is now confronting the (woman), saying, ‘Come with me, go with me, leave this guy,’ ” Bogue said.

When she refused, “all of a sudden he pulls out a gun” and allegedly fired a couple of rounds, striking the other man in the stomach, Bogue said.

“Then he tells her, ‘You’re coming with me,”‘ the lieutenant said, adding that Tam took the woman to his new residence in Garden Grove.

Police recovered a .32-caliber revolver believed used in the shooting, Bogue said.

Tam was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, kidnapping and being a felon in possession of a gun, Bogue said.

Police withheld the names of the victims.

— City News Service 

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