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On August 28, 2012, Suspect Darnell Washington escaped from the San Bernardino County Jail with the aid of his wife, Suspect Tania Washington. (See San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department news release at the bottom of this message).
Shortly before 9:00AM on Sunday, September 2, 2012, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to Temple Sheriff’s Station approached a suspicious vehicle in the City of South El Monte.
Suspect Darnell Washington allegedly emerged from the rear of the vehicle. A deputy involved shooting occurred and gunfure was exchanged. The deputy was shot by the suspect with a shotgun.
Suspect Darnell Washington and Suspect Tania Washington fled the location after carjacking a vehicle. Shortly thereafter, the suspects abandoned the stolen vehicle in the City of South Gate and carjacked another vehicle, a 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager, light blue, CA License #3PHK484. The Plymouth Voyager has not been recovered.
Both suspects remain at large and are considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS. If you see the suspects or vehicle call 9-1-1. Please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Homicide Bureau if located or apprehended.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying any other possible victims and/or witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Schoonmaker or Detective Alvarado, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org