High-Speed Chase Suspect Shot and Killed in La Quinta
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The suspect who led police on a high-speed chase in Palm Desert Thursday was shot and killed. Jurupa Valley Police responded to a carjacking at Mission Boulevard and Crestmore Road around 3:50 p.m., where two female victims said they had been threatened by a suspect with a gun. They were out of the vehicle and uninjured with officers arrived. The suspect took off on I-10 through San Bernardino and then through Riverside County.

Police laid a pike strip down in La Quinta, which punctured all four of the vehicle’s tires as the suspect drove over it. He continued driving and eventually came to a stop on Jefferson Street south of Avenue 52. The suspect remained in the vehicle and refused to surrender to Riverside County SWAT. At around 7 p.m., he finally exited the vehicle but continued to refuse officers’ commands. Finally, shots were fired and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The high-speed chase covered 90 miles and passed through several highly populated areas, including La Quinta’s El Paseo shopping district. Once the vehicle was stopped, Jefferson Street was shut down south of Avenue 52 in both directions until 6:30 a.m. Friday. No one else was reportedly injured in the incident.

“This was an unfortunate incident precipitated by a crime that threatened the lives of two women and could have possibly taken the lives of many other innocent bystanders,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group. “The effective actions of the police officers who serve our communities prevented a scenario that could have been much worse.”

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.
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