A Mojave Desert shooting sounded like one of the most bizarre police chases in the news in quite some time. While police were investigating a shooting at a home, where a woman was found shot to death and a man was found suffering gunshot wounds, the suspect called one of the officers on his cell phone, according to the ABC News on Oct. 25.
The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Sergio Munoz, was a heroin dealer on a mission to “eliminate snitches,” reports a woman who knew the man. This was what the motive for the shooting spree was, according to the source.
Munoz told the cop that he called on his cell phone that he wanted to come to the police station to kill all the cops, but they had too many guns. So in lieu of this he planned to “wreak havoc,” and that he did. He also told the cop that he had a "package" for him, that package would later prove to be hostages he had in the trunk of his car.
A few hours later the suspect was seen leaving the city and police gave pursuit. The car chase went for miles down U.S. 395, with the suspect not only shooting at police, but he also shot at other cars, about 10-12 vehicles, randomly during that chase.
Police exchanged gunshots with the suspect until the suspect changed the game plan. He pulled over and popped open the car trunk. Inside police could see a man and a woman alive. They appeared to shut the trunk and then the victim took off again.
The man led the police on a chase through the Mojave Desert and at one point he threatened to kill the people in the trunk. The suspect pulled over and opened fire at the trunk through the backseat of his car. This is when police opened fire on him, killing the suspect.
The man and the woman in the trunk were airlifted to an area hospital with gunshot wounds and a police officer said that the two were expected to survive. The suspect started this shooting spree at the original scene, where police where when he contacted them.
Some information came into police that the suspect was using Facebook during the pursuit, said Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood. It wasn’t immediately clear what he exactly posted on the social network. The suspect left the police with a few crime scenes and it is not know how many people were killed or injured as the man raised havoc through Ridgecrest and the following car chase.