15-year-old boy arrested for carjacking, stabbing woman

By Gina Yarbrough

Vista, CA–A 15-year-old boy was arrested for carjacking and stabbing a woman in Vista on Sunday, authorities said.

The incident occurred just before 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and Phillips Street. An individual called 9-1-1 to report a woman had been stabbed in the chest and was pulled out of the driver’s seat of a car. The teen allegedly took the victim’s car and drove northbound on Civic Center Drive, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Deputies spotted the vehicle driving recklessly on East Vista Way. They attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the teen did not stop. A short pursuit ensued through the city. During the pursuit, the teen lost control of the car on eastbound State Route 76 and crashed into the median. He fled the car on foot and was later taken into custody.

The victim was transported to Palomar Hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

The teen was charged with attempted murder, carjacking, and felony evading. He was booked into Juvenile Hall. Because the suspect is a minor, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department cannot release any further information.

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