Attempted Murder Suspect Struck By Car After Fleeing Police on 210 Freeway

Photo courtesy of Danny Mouawad/Loudlabs.

UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: The South Gate Police Department released information on the attempted murder suspect arrested Thursday morning after fleeing Azusa Police officers.

The unnamed suspect allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a woman whom he had previously dated. The victim was stabbed several times by the suspect and dropped off at a Baldwin Park hospital August 9.

The victim is in stable condition, according to South Gate Police in a written statement on the police department’s website.

The suspect received serious injuries after being hit by a motorist after he fled his car on foot across the 210 freeway in Glendora at the end of the pursuit August 13. The suspect jumped the center median into oncoming traffic.

PREVIOUS: A man wanted in connection with an attempted murder in South Gate was taken into custody Thursday morning in Glendora after being hit by a motorist as he tried to flee officers on foot at the end of a wild pursuit.

Local media reported the attempted murder occurred in South Gate on Sunday. The suspect, who is an Azusa resident, was treated for injuries incurred after being hit and is in stable condition.

South Gate Police detectives were in Azusa investigating the crime, local media reported.

The pursuit began around 12:30 a.m.

Azusa Police officers located the suspect’s vehicle near Arrow Highway and Lark Ellen Avenue where the suspect then led officers on a chase, said Sgt. Andy Sutcliffe of the Azusa Police Department.

The pursuit wound through Azusa and Covina surface streets at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. At one point, the suspect was driving eastbound in westbound lanes of Arrow Highway between Grand and Glendora avenues, according to broadcast traffic.

Photo courtesy of Danny Mouawad/Loudlabs.

Photo courtesy of Danny Mouawad/Loudlabs.

The pursuit entered the eastbound 210 freeway from Sunflower Avenue in opposing lanes, with officers and a helicopter following behind. The suspect then fled his car on foot on the 210 freeway just east of Lone Hill Avenue where he was struck by a motorist after running on the freeway.

Authorities from South Gate Police were busy investigating the pursuit termination scene on the freeway for hours, while the California Highway Patrol initiated a Sig Alert, which cleared after 7 a.m.

South Gate Police have not yet returned calls for an interview.