An attempted murder suspect is on the run in Southern California after police said he shot a pregnant woman in a car and stole a Jeep at a gas station minutes later.
The man, identified by police as 28-year-old Twonn Alonzo McCoy, was sitting in a car with the pregnant victim in the 1300 block of North F Street in San Bernardino when they began to argue just before 9 p.m. Sunday, police said.
Police said McCoy pulled out a gun and shot the woman multiple times before taking off.
The pregnant woman was taken to a hospital, and she and the baby were in critical but stable condition, police said.
McCoy then ran to and robbed a nearby Arco gas station on Base Line Street.
"He attempted to rob that gas station for an undetermined amount of money," said San Bernardino police spokeswoman Eileen Hards, who said McCoy then tried unsuccessfully to steal a vehicle in the parking lot.
After his failed carjacking attempt, McCoy demanded a black 1998 Jeep Cherokee at gunpoint from another customer in the parking lot, Fontana police said. He fled in the stolen Jeep.
Fontana police said the Jeep was found abandoned near the scene of another carjacking that occurred an hour after the shooting in the 16100 block of Valley Boulevard.
In the Valley Boulevard carjacking, a woman and her adult daughter were sitting in their van when a man approached them, brandished a gun, and demanded they get out, Fontana police said.
They surrendered their green 1997 Dodge Caravan around 9:55 p.m. and the carjacker was last seen heading south on Citrus Avenue toward the 10 Freeway.
The man behind the carjacking on Valley Boulevard was not initially confirmed to be McCoy, Fontana police said.
Police were searching for McCoy and encouraged anyone with information to contact the San Bernardino Police Department at 909-383-5311.