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Man who reportedly hit, carjacked 77-year-old woman arrested

Santee carjacking
Posted at 6:38 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 21:42:01-04

SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) -- A man has been taken into custody following a carjacking Friday afternoon in Santee, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The incident started on the 9800 block of Mission Gorge Road around 1 p.m. when the suspect reportedly threatened to kill a 77-year-old woman and her family before hitting her, removing her from the car, and driving away with her purse and cell phone.

Sheriff's deputies and La Mesa Police later found the suspect, Chris DiSalvo, 30, sitting in the stolen car on the 4600 block of Palm Drive in La Mesa. When he saw law enforcement, the department says he took off, crashing into a tree and running into a nearby apartment complex.

DiSalvo was later found hiding in a stairwell and was arrested, the department says.

According to authorities, DiSalvo admitted to taking drugs. He was given a dose of Naloxone and taken to the hospital.

Upon his release from the medical facility, the department says he will be booked on several felony charges, including carjacking.