San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the California Highway Patrol are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate a suspect wanted for a hit and run that caused serious injuries to the victim.
Investigators said on July 10, 2013, at approximately1:35 p.m., the driver of a white GMC Envoy was harassing another motorist while driving on the freeway. During the altercation, the driver of the Envoy deliberately struck the victim vehicle while traveling I-805 southbound north of Palomar St. The victim vehicle, a gray Mustang Cobra, was run off the road by the impact, struck a guardrail, and caused serious injuries to the driver. The driver of the GMC Envoy may have stopped at the scene, but fled before CHP Officers arrived.
The suspect vehicle was described as a white GMC Envoy, unknown model year, unknown license plate. The GMC Envoy would likely have sustained minor damage to the passenger side of the vehicle as a result of the impact between the two vehicles; possibly having gray paint transferred onto the damage.
The photograph is not of the actual suspect vehicle, it is a vehicle similar in description only.
The suspect was described as a black male with a thin build, having braided hair.
Anyone with information on the identity and or location of the suspect should call the CHP at (619) 220-5492 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com
- Media inquiries about the case can be directed to CHP Officer Brad Clinkscales at (619) 220-5492.
- Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer James Johnson at (619) 531-1500 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547.
For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous. The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion. The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000. Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.