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Pomona Police Department
Saturday November 25th, 2017 :: 05:22 a.m. PST
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Carjacking Suspect ejected from vehicle.


LOCATION: E. Fourth St at S.Garey Ave, Pomona CA & State

CRIME: 664/187 PC – Attempt Homicide
              207 PC- Kidnapping
              215 PC- Carjacking

VICTIM:     Confidential female, 19 years old, Pomona Resident

SUSPECT:  Jesus Mercado, 34 years old

SUSPECT VEHICLE:  Silver, 2006, BMW, 528i

UNIT:   Patrol Division

NARRATIVE:
            On 11-25-17 at 0304 hrs, the Pomona Police Department received a call in reference to a Vehicle Accident in the area of E. Fourth St and S. Garey Ave. Officers quickly arrived and found a male ejected from the vehicle. The Officers interviewed the driver and found she was the victim of a crime. The Victim stated that she observed a disabled vehicle in the area of S. Garey Ave and the 60 freeway. The Victim pulled over to assist the driver of the disabled vehicle. The driver, now Suspect, forced his way into her car. The Suspect placed a large kitchen knife to his chest and ordered her to drive. Fearing for her life, the Victim began to drive northbound Garey Ave. The Suspect then used his hand to press her leg down on the accelerator of her car, causing her to drive at speeds over 100 MPH. Numerous times during the incident the Suspect would grab the steering wheel and try to hit passing cars. The Victim fought over the control of the vehicle with the Suspect, until they entered the intersection of S. Garey Ave and W. Mission Blvd. The Suspect was able to overpower her and pulled the steering wheel causing the Victims vehicle to crash into a tree. The Suspect was ejected from the vehicle. The Victim was transported to a local area hospital with moderate injuries. The Suspect was also transported and is listed in critical condition. 
 
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