Suspect fatally shot after carjacking in Jurupa leads pursuit to La Quinta


Thank you for the in-depth article regarding yesterday’s pursuit through Jurupa Valley. My husband was actually driving the car that the suspect hit, a white BMW 528i.

My husband, John, was exiting the 60 fwy at Rubidoux, where he and another vehicle in front of him waited until their light turned green at the end of the offramp. When the signal changed, the car ahead of John waited a few seconds before pulling out into the intersection to make his left turn onto Rubidoux Blvd. When that car completed their turn my husband proceeded to make his turn. He was well into the intersection when the black Nissan sped through a red light, collided with the front of our car and kept on going.

Fortunately, my husband was not injured but our car sustained front-end damage and a broken windshield. An official police report is pending. My husband called 911 immediately after the accident and was told RSO would contact him. Having not heard from them by late evening, he called RSO again and was told that they did have the information he previously called in with, and they would contact him. As of this writing, we have yet to hear from them, however, we are going to go to the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Office to file a report today.

Again, thank you for the informative article and please feel free to email me if you have any questions.


Heather S.


  • Tom and Audrey Garnella

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