Carjacking & Stabbing in Vista
September 26, 2023 - San Diego County Sheriff’s Department officials report that a 15-year-old boy is in custody for a carjacking and stabbing in Vista.
It happened on Sunday, September 24, just before 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and Phillips Street. A person called 9-1-1 to report a woman had been stabbed in the chest and was pulled out of the driver's seat of a car. The suspect took the victim's car and drove northbound on Civic Center Drive.
Deputies from the Vista Sheriff's Station were able to locate the car driving recklessly on E. Vista Way. Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspect did not stop. A short pursuit ensued. The suspect lost control of the car on eastbound State Route 76 and crashed into the median.
The suspect fled the car on foot and was later taken into custody.
The victim was transported to Palomar Hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The 15-year-old suspect was arrested on numerous charges, including attempted murder, carjacking, and felony evading. He was booked into Juvenile Hall. Because the suspect is a minor, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department cannot release any further information at this time.
Source: San Diego County Sheriff’s Department