An armed dangerous suspect is still on the loose as of Monday evening. Police say, the man critically shot his pregnant girlfriend before robbing a gas station and stealing a car in San Bernardino.
The girlfriend of that man and her unborn baby are still fighting for their lives. But, now FOX 11 has learned the incident could have been even more deadly if it wasn’t for the smart actions of the others he held at gunpoint.
The incident, in part, caught on surveillance video during a busy Sunday night at the 7-Eleven on Baseline Road. Around 8:25 pm, police say Twon McCoy, 28, walked in pointing his gun at the attendants. This happened just moments after a 9-1-1 call for shots fired came in from down the street.
That’s where police say he critically shot his pregnant girlfriend multiple times.
“I’m fearful,” 7-Eleven attendant Josephina said. She was working behind the counter when the suspect ran in. “A guy came in from there with the gun pointed out and he came around and said ‘open the register,’” Josephina said.
Quick-thinking, she grabbed pepper-spray and hid the key to the second register while the other clerk yielded to the suspect. An undisclosed amount of money is taken before the suspect leaves.
Then, he’s seen attempting to steal a families car. The kids ran from the back seat.
Finally, police say, he was successful in carjacking a 1998 Black Grand Cherokee. A man and child stand in shock as they watch their car drive away.
San Bernardino police say the incident began just a few blocks away. The suspect allegedly firing multiple times at his pregnant girlfriend.
“They were in the vehicle at the time,” Police Spokesperson Elieen Hards said. “It appeared an argument had started, but we don’t know the exact motive or what they were talking about.” The woman was found by police onto 1300 block of N F. Street.
Back at the gas station, Josephina was glad to hear the woman survived the shooting and is thankful she and the others at the 7-Eleven weren’t shot.
“I was thinking he would shot me with the bullet because he was point the gun right at me,” she said.
Police say that black Grand Cherokee was found on the 10 Freeway near Fontana and that there were reports of another carjacking in Fontana around the same time. Whether those are related is still unknown.
Police are asking for your help. If you have any information, to please call the San Bernardino Police Department at 909-383-5311.
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