April 15, 2024
A Chula Vista police cruiser. Photograph by way of @ChulaVistaPD Twitter

Investigators sought Thursday to find out what led to a stabbing that killed a 69-year-old lady in Chula Vista, and finally to the demise of the suspect, her son-in-law.

The person, who was not named by police, led officers on a chase that ended late Wednesday when he died following a solo crash on Interstate 805 in Mission Valley.

The lethal home assault was reported shortly after 8 p.m. at a house within the 1500 block of Yanonali Avenue, south of Olympic Parkway, in response to the Chula Vista Police Division.

Patrol officers arrived to see a person driving away from the house, Sgt. Anthony Molina stated. Once they tried to tug him over, he refused to yield and sped off, prompting the pursuit.

Different officers, in the meantime, entered the residence and located a lady affected by extreme stab wounds, whereas her 42-year-old daughter, spouse of the person who had fled, had cuts to her arm, Molina stated.

Paramedics took them to hospitals, the place medical doctors pronounced the older lady lifeless. Her daughter was admitted in steady situation.

The suspect fled north for about 25 minutes, when the car he was driving veered off the roadway on I-805 at Interstate 8 and smashed right into a freeway divider.

“Observations by the officers point out the (crash) gave the impression to be intentional,” Molina stated.

The 41-year-old suspect was pronounced lifeless at a hospital.

“What led him to (allegedly) stab his mother-in-law and spouse remains to be being investigated by detectives,” Molina stated Thursday.

– Metropolis Information Service