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Suspects Collared In Freeway Chase, Crash, Shots Fired

Lake Elsinore residents Jose Edwin Gomez and Gustavo Alexander Martinez, both 20, were arrested and booked into the county jail.

Two men have been arrested following a pursuit, a crash and an officer-involved shooting Friday that snarled traffic into Murrieta all morning on the southbound Interstate 15, officials said today.

Lake Elsinore residents Jose Edwin Gomez and Gustavo Alexander Martinez, both 20, were arrested and booked into the county jail.

Gomez was identified as the driver of the vehicle that was chased first by Ontario police and then California Highway Patrol officers into Lake Elsinore about 2 a.m. Friday.

He was booked on suspicion of evading a peace officer, causing injury, receiving known stolen property and obstructing or resisting arrest.

There was no booking or arraignment information available today on Martinez.

He remained behind bars in lieu of $25,000 bail, pending arraignment Tuesday at the Southwest Justice Center.

The chase but no one was wounded, though one CHP officer was hurt in the crash, authorities said.

The investigation of the shooting is still underway – it was not clear who shot whom – and anyone with information is asked to call sheriff’s Investigators at 951-955-2777 or Lake Elsinore police Detective Brett Seckinger at 951-210-1000.

 

JJ Mclure October 02, 2011 at 01:57 PM
Deport and seize assets
LOveLy LiL ChUCkS October 03, 2011 at 02:29 AM
Why you people assuming their illegals? There are crimes being commited everyday by legal american citizens too..
So Cal White Boy October 03, 2011 at 11:36 AM
Illegal Immigrants in California and Los Angeles County According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics (DHS), an estimated 2,600,000 illegal immigrants resided in California in 2009, compared to 1.5 million in 1990 and 2.5 million in 2000. This number represents about 25 percent of the entire estimated illegal immigrant population in the United States (10.8 million in 2009). This estimate puts the percentage of California's population that are illegal immigrants to be about 6.8 percent, with a majority being from Mexico. Across the entire United States, an estimated 6.7 million illegal immigrants were from Mexico, up from 4.7 million in 2000.
Michael Crawford October 03, 2011 at 03:29 PM
JJ Mclure: You are a racist PIG
Bob October 04, 2011 at 12:54 AM
Racist, yes. True...yes.
Bob October 04, 2011 at 12:55 AM
Oh, and deport these scum! Even if they aren't illegal!!!
simple October 10, 2011 at 02:15 AM
Hahaha..... Can we deport white trash too? We already deported most the Mexicans to lake Elsinore.
Steven Smith November 13, 2011 at 07:40 PM
"The investigation of the shooting is still underway – it was not clear who shot whom – and anyone with information is asked to call sheriff’s Investigators" HOW TF do they not know who fired a gun????????????????????????????????
Chris November 14, 2011 at 11:31 AM
Immigration status is not a race.
Chris November 14, 2011 at 11:32 AM
It was not clear to the reporter; the cops know who shot, guaranteed.

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