The Chula Vista Police Department’s Crimes of Violence Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying suspects involved in a road rage stabbing incident.
On Saturday 3/25/17 at about 2:00 pm the victims and suspects became involved in a traffic related dispute. Apparently, the suspects stopped at a traffic light became upset with the victims in the car stopped behind them after the victim driver honked to alert them of the now green light.
The victims believed the suspect driver was looking at her phone and unaware that the red light had changed to green.
After a brief exchange of words between the two vehicles as they proceeded down the road, the suspect vehicle started following the victim vehicle for several blocks, often so close the victim driver couldn’t see the front bumper of the following vehicle in the rearview mirror.
Both vehicles came to a stop at the intersection of J Street and 2nd Avenue in Chula Vista. Occupants from both cars exited their vehicles and confronted each other in the street.
During a brief physical confrontation, the victim was stabbed once in the chest by the male suspect who was a passenger in the vehicle driven by a female suspect.
There is cell phone video of the incident from two different witnesses known to the police.
Based upon witness statements and video evidence the suspect vehicle is described as a light gray 2003 Hyundai 2-door sedanThe primary suspect who stabbed the victim once in the chest during the fight is described as Hispanic or Middle Eastern male, 17-22, 5’5”-5’7”, 140 lbs, short bushy black hair, possibly a short mustache, last seen wearing white utility coveralls.
A second suspect who joined in to assist (either walked up or was in another vehicle) is described as a Hispanic male, 20-25, 511”, 220 lbs, shaved or bald head, wearing a light color ballcap with a dark brim, light color t-shirt over a long sleeved dark shirt, and blue jeans.
The female suspect who was the driver of the following vehicle is described as a white female, between the ages of 18-22, long dark hair. Others in the video already known to police are three juvenile male companions of the stabbing victim. Chula Vista Crimes of Violence Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in confirming the identity and location of the male and female suspect, as well as the suspect vehicle. In addition, there may be other cell phone video of the incident.