High-speed pursuit from San Diego ends in standoff near LAX; person in custody
A police chase and a standoff at LAX end after a car, which was later found abandoned, was towed away. The San Diego Police Department says the man in custody is wanted for the murder of a 15-year-old who died of a gunshot wound to the head.
A San Diego police officer is seen in this car after a chase and standoff on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad, Calif., on Saturday, June 7, 2016. (Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
A chase and standoff ended in the parking lot of the airport police station Saturday after a man in San Diego was taken into custody after he allegedly attempted to kill a mother and her young son at a bus stop.
A man was arrested Saturday afternoon at the Los Angeles International Airport after a chase that began late Friday night and ended Saturday around the stationhouse doors when he stopped the patrol car.
The Police Department identified the man as 39-year-old David Eric Stoner III, of San Diego. A warrant was issued Saturday morning for his arrest on suspicion of murder of a child.
During the nearly 30-minute car chase, police said, Stoner apparently tried to kill a mother, her son and herself by shooting through a door lock on the rear of the man’s vehicle and firing a shotgun into the front windshield.
Police did not give details on the motive.
Stoner was expected to be booked into the Los Angeles County jail Saturday afternoon. He will likely be held on a $500,000 bail, said Tom Garaia, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s office spokesman.
The chase began in the parking lot of Loyola Hospital and traffic was reduced to a crawl as the pursuit continued along Interstate 5. Eventually, the car eventually came to a stop on the shoulder of the freeway.