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Carjacking suspect arrested after attacking driver

San Diego police
Posted at 7:09 AM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 10:09:44-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 33-year-old man was in custody this morning on suspicion of trying to carjack a man in the Talmadge area.

The victim was driving in the area of Euclid Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard around 2 p.m. Friday when the suspect grabbed onto the victim's vehicle and was able to get the passenger door open, Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department said.

The suspect, identified as Christopher Gomez, got inside and began hitting the victim and asking for the vehicle, Heims said.

The victim drove to a parking lot and got Gomez out of the vehicle. Gomez was later arrested, according to Heims.

It was unclear whether the driver sustained any injuries.