Fresno police seek help to ID violent carjacking suspect

The Fresno BeeJune 17, 2014 

Fresno police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect of a violent carjacking that happened in a southeast Fresno Walgreens parking lot June 3 and resulted in a stabbing.

The victim noticed someone backing his car out of its parking spot as he was coming out of the Walgreens at 4810 E. Kings Canyon Road in the Eastgate Shopping Center about 9 p.m. He ran to his car and tried to get the suspect out of it, but the suspect pressed the gas, driving through the parking lot with the victim hanging on his car.

During the struggle, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the car owner in the leg. The suspect then ran to a waiting car that was parked.

The suspect's car, a small, four-door, dark-colored sedan fled the parking lot. Police said it was possibly an early 1990s Honda Accord. Another dark-colored car, possibly a BMW, followed it. Police do not know if the second car was a witness or another suspect car.

The suspect is described as an Asian man in his 20s. He is about 5 feet, 5-6 inches tall and weighs from 150 to 170 pounds. He has short hair, is clean shaven and was wearing a black shirt with blue jeans. He may have suffered injuries to his face during the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or the suspect vehicle is asked to call detective Daniel Messick on the police department's street violence team at (559) 621-2423. Anyone with information can also call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP. Citizens who provide information may receive a reward up to $1,000.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6679 or bvaccari@fresnobee.com.

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