California police are still piecing together the events of what they call a “reign of terror” from a 36-year-old man who had already been deported from the country once.
Police say Gustavo Garcia shot a farm worker at 1 in the morning on Sunday while he was picking fruit on a ladder. The man was shot in the chest, but is expected to recover from the wound.
Garcia then committed armed robbery at the AA Gas and Grub, where he fired off some shots in the ceiling and demanded $2,000. No one was hurt at the robbery.
That evening on Sunday he shot at a woman who was sitting in her car in the parking lot of a Motel 6. She was shot in the chest area and in the arm, but her wounds are not life-threatening. . .
At 5 in the morning, police attempted to stop Garcia when they recognized his vehicle, but he drove into an orchard, stole a truck from three farmworkers, and fled from police going the wrong way on the highway.
🔴 BREAKING NEWS: At least one person is dead & 5 people were involved in a crash on highway 65 in Porterville, after a suspect led police on a 20 mile high speed chase. pic.twitter.com/2WhD9Yp2bb
— TayhanaTV (@TayhanaTv) December 17, 2018
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