Gustavo Garcia a previously deported illegal alien ‘shoots dead California gas station attendant, shoots two more strangers, robs a convenience store, carjacks a truck and then leads cops on a 100mph high-speed chase before killing himself in a wrong-way crash.
He was pronounced dead at the scene after he was flung from a stolen truck after a gun battle with police officers and wrong-way car crashes that left four people injured, one critically, police said.
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A man who went on a deadly shooting, carjacking and robbery rampage in California’s Central Valley died Monday during a high-speed highway chase during which he intentionally tried to smash into other cars, authorities said.
Gustavo Garcia, 36, of Visalia was pronounced dead at the scene Monday morning on State Route 65 in Porterville after he was flung from a stolen truck after a gun battle with police and wrong-way car crashes that left four people injured, one critically, police said.
In attacks on apparently random strangers, Garcia also killed a man at a gas station convenience store, shot and wounded a farmworker in an orchard and a woman at a motel, carjacked other farmworkers and robbed a convenience store at gunpoint, Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said.
He also fired shots in the backyard of his ex-girlfriend’s Visalia home as she and her children were inside and may have committed as many as a dozen crimes during a “rampage” that began Sunday afternoon, he said.
“We have one man that essentially (has) been on a personal reign of terror,” Boudreaux said at an afternoon news conference.
Authorities were “scratching our heads” about a motive but Garcia may have been distraught over some relationship breakup, the sheriff said. An autopsy would determine whether he had any drugs or alcohol in his system.
Garcia had a long criminal history that included arrests for drugs, assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and contributing to the delinquency of a minor and he had been in trouble with immigration officials several times and was deported in 2014, Boudreaux said. However, he did not know Garcia’s recent immigration status.
The rampage began around 1 p.m. Sunday in Exeter when Garcia shot a farmworker who was picking fruit, police said. He was expected to recover.
Minutes later, Garcia robbed a convenience store. Surveillance video showed Garcia firing shots at the ceiling and demanding more than $2,000 in cash, the Fresno Bee reported. More
How incredibly sad and horrible that all these other innocent people were harmed before he went to his final judgment.
Every victim and their surviving families should sue every State Legislator that voted for California’s awful “sanctuary law” and especially Governor Moonbeam for signing it into law for them being accomplices to this nightmare. They all have blood on their hands from this tragedy.