Victims In Two Recent Theft Attempts Strike Back With Deadly Effect

Two thieves ended up dead after their victims acted with alacrity to stop them in incidents occurring in separate areas of the county three days apart this and last week
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, on February 11, 2016, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Jose Medina-Razo, 19 of Fontana, was at his girlfriend’s house the 11000 block of Van Uffelen Drive in the city of Loma Linda when he heard his vehicle, a white 1994 Acura Integra, starting up.
“He ran out to see his vehicle being driven away by a 25-year old male from Fontana,” according to the sheriff’s department. “Medina-Razo and his girlfriend got into her vehicle, a light blue 2006 Honda Pilot, and took off after the stolen Integra. Medina-Razo was driving the Pilot.”
A short chase ensued while Medina-Razo’s girlfriend called police to report the crime. As the two vehicles neared the intersection of Mountain View Avenue and the Interstate 10 Freeway onramp, a collision occurred. The Integra had rear-end damage, having apparently been hit by the Pilot.
The individual driving the Integra, whose identity has not been released, according to the sheriff’s department, “lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the freeway overpass embankment. The force of the secondary impact caused [him] to be ejected from the stolen vehicle. He sustained major injuries and died at the scene.”
Medina-Razo and his girlfriend sustained minor injuries from the collision. They were interviewed and later released from the scene.
Members of the Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team were requested to assist with the investigation. At this time, it is not believed alcohol was a contributing factor.
Three days later, an Ontario resident shot and killed a Los Angeles man who was allegedly burglarizing his home.
According to authorities, Ramiro De Jesus Hernandez, a 26 year-old Hispanic resident of Los Angeles, attempted to make his way inside a home in the 800 block of W. Mission Blvd. some time after 5 a.m. Sunday. After a short struggle with the homeowner, the unidentified man was shot once near the home’s entry way, according to the Ontario Police Department.
The man’s wife called the Ontario Police Department at 5:14 a.m. to report that her husband had shot the suspect when he tried to force his way through the front door. After the call was received, officers of the Ontario Police Department were sent to the 800 block of West Mission Boulevard in response to the wife’s call and to investigate another report of gunfire coming from a residence. Upon arrival, they found De Jesus Hernandez with upper body trauma. He was declared dead on scene at 5:31 a.m. by Ontario Fire Department Personnel. The Ontario Police Department’s homicide division is investigating the incident.

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