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Apparently Suicidal Murrieta Man Arrested After Slow-Speed Pursuit

The 19-year-old Murrieta resident, whose identity was not immediately released, was spotted around 6:30 p.m. Sunday outside the Guitar Center at 24370 Village Park Place.

A young man who reportedly threatened to shoot himself led Murrieta police officers on a low-speed chase throughout the downtown area, circling back to where he started before being taken into custody by force, a sergeant said Monday.

The 19-year-old Murrieta resident, whose identity was not immediately released, was spotted around 6:30 p.m. Sunday outside the Guitar Center at 24370 Village Park Place.

Witnesses called 911 reporting the man was outside the business, holding a pistol and indicating he wanted to end his life, according to Murrieta police Sgt. Sandra O'Donnell. She said by the time patrol officers arrived, the man had gotten behind the wheel of his 1991 Nissan 240 SX. When an officer approached, he pulled out of the parking lot and headed downtown.

Officers pursued the motorist as he drove below the speed limit, with a flat left front tire, onto Jefferson and Madison avenues, as well as Los Alamos Road. He then drove into the city of Temecula for a short distance, made a u- turn on Jefferson and returned to Murrieta, the sergeant said.

The man returned to the Guitar Center parking lot and stopped, but had to be coaxed out of the vehicle by a police K-9 team, according to O'Donnell.

He was transported to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries and a psychiatric screening. Once he's cleared to leave the medical facility, he will be booked on suspicion of being in possession of a stolen gun, failure to yield to a peace officer and resisting arrest, O'Donnell said.



Jeff Kleiner February 12, 2014 at 06:04 PM
SA from your posts of hatred, Michele Obama has nothing to do with helping this young man. I commend Brenda for her spirit and her heart.
Steve Newman February 12, 2014 at 06:16 PM
SA- you racist you( sarcasm) you are right big momma Obama knows best-she would just take Beiber and take him to her bosom and he would be all better- and couldn't see anymore as his eyes would be poked out. Kleiiner is really sucking up to people- maybe he is trying to do the 12 step program before he dies.
Jeff Kleiner February 12, 2014 at 07:24 PM
Steve you are either a liar or your telling the truth, who in my family in ILLINOIS are you talking to, not stalking right. And what did they tell you......if your a man you will answer the question. So Stalker, man up.......or tuck your tail between your legs
Jeff Kleiner February 12, 2014 at 07:28 PM
Kissing up??? Nah, I have no one to kiss up to......no one is above me......just calling it likes I sees it.
liss February 13, 2014 at 11:25 PM
@Brenda thank you I'm glad there are people out there like you and i ..100% don't give cash!!!!! no no they will go get drugs .give them gift cards ,food,blankets .. I am the one who brought up shelters because I am one that everyone seem to to come to in Murrieta for help needing a place to sleep and i was MAKING A POINT WE DONT HAVE THAT NOR A CRISIS CENTER for these teens and young adults to go to ...If we had a shelter That would help not me but these kids from turning to Drugs as well I cant help them all But i do try !!! @murrietapatch update please on this boy and how he is doing ...... @renee-schiavone

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