Police Kill Kidnapping Suspect After Montebello Chase

MONTEBELLO (CBS) — Police shot and killed a kidnapping suspect after a high speed chase in Montebello on Monday afternoon.

The chase ended just before 2 p.m. near Greenwood Avenue and Oakwood Street in Montebello when the suspect made a U-turn in the middle of the street before coming to a stop, and exiting his car. In his right hand appeared to be a shiny object that police said was his loaded weapon.

Now police are trying to figure out who exactly fired the first shot, despite numerous videos of the incident.

Brian Villa heard the chase and recorded it on his cell phone camera before hitting the ground.

“You could hear the bullets passing through, just like grazing, hitting stuff,” he said. “They just kept shooting and shooting. It was horrific, it was horrible.”

Police said six officers fired up to 30 rounds at the suspect after he had opened fire on them.

“The suspect exited his vehicle, produced a handgun, pointed it at the Montebello officers. We believe he fired at least one round. The officers returned fire struck the suspect several times,” said Lt. Dave Coleman.

Cops maintain the suspect fired the first shot, but a close analysis of the video seemingly leaves questions unanswered.

Detectives also said the woman took the toddler out before the firing, but CBS2 cameras caught the woman exiting the car with the young child while the suspect was already on the ground.

“He was in contact with other family members and he indicated that he wasn’t going to go down, if you will, easily, and it appears that it resulted in a suicide by cop incident here.

The coroner’s office has not positively identified the suspect yet, however friends told CBS2 that his name was George Jimenez and that he was 31 years old. They said the young girl was his daughter and he was apparently expecting another child as well.

Jimenez’s brother was said to be an LA County sheriff’s deputy, however the sheriff’s department would not confirm that.

Police kept the crime scene taped up and the body of the suspect in the street for more than nine hours before cleaning up.

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  • Ethan

    Who cares what race he was? All that matters is the little girl is safe……

  • Joe

    It’s early the question will be asked not to worry….

  • Aperez

    Does his “color” really matter??? Wow, you think people wouldn’t be so ignorant now a days.

    • Karen

      No f’ing kidding. Do you read words that are not there? If so, see a shrink.

    • Richard Q

      What are you talking about the only color mentioned is the color of the car !

      • alexis

        really this man is very close friend to my mother and her friends. nobody really knows why he died but his friends and family .he went crazy and took his daughter away from his wife because she cheated on him and is now expecting a baby from another man.


        They should’ve shoot the cheater lady better…Off with her head!!

      • Bobby Cuellar

        now his daughter has to live with watchig her dad get shot down while she was in tha car, what kind of father puts his kids threw that? drunk or not, this fool should have been on meds.

  • RJ

    Big chunk of story missing. seriously bad reporting. Did the guy have a gun and shoot at the cops? Or did they shoot a un armed man? It reads like they shot the guy for getting out of his car. I hope it was a good shoot but now a days you just never know. And who cares what color the guy is. It was either a good shooting or a bad one. But atleast the kids okay.

    • HMW

      The article clearly states that the suspect exited the vehicle with a gun drawn

    • Karen

      Dude – there are not that many words in the article. The guy emerged from the car with his gun drawn. Let’s put two and two together.

    • M.E.

      If you read the article you would see that in paragraph 2, sentence 2, it says very clearly that he stepped out of his vehicle with his gun drawn.

      • asynodis

        if you see the video the gun was not drawn,


      dosn’t matter if he had a gun! shouldn’t have taken the kid!!!

    • AB

      You can’t really see it well on this tiny little video on the page, but I saw this on TV on the 2pm news, and he did indeed have a gun in his hand as he left the vehicle.

    • Chris

      Perhaps you missed this?

      “exited the vehicle with a gun drawn”

    • chris biler

      RJ you have it right, CBS will never give the slant to the police. If this guy would have harmed some one innocent, and the police had not taken action, they would have blamed the police. It’s the community, and the reporting of the police, and the police will never win that battle in the press.

  • Hernandez16

    and IF we knew what race/color he was? THEN WHAT!? Want me to shake your hand and say congrats now you know?

  • Esme

    I want details like names or A BETTER CONCLUDED REPORT!

  • isabel

    he was someone son and father. it does’nt matter what race he was . he was a human being my heart goes out to his family please say a prayer for him and his family..

    • Duh!

      He doesn’t deserve my prayers.

      • Sad

        Everyone deserves prayer! Leave GOD to do the judging! he will surely be missed RIP

  • juiced

    what!,,, come on kcal 9 we’re adults here. I want to see the guy go down, the bullets hit, the gruesome stuff. I know not on regular tv but the internet should be ok. ,,,, If not ; then where can we see un edited versions ?

  • Art

    You guys are right. Color ain’t important in this case. What matters more is the nature of the suspect. I hope not, but this sounds to me like a child custody thing. That would be truly sad, because now the child doesn’t have a father.

  • BikeRider

    The article clearly says, “exited the vehicle with a gun drawn”… Read the freakin’ article… And for those that want the gruesome stuff, go jump in front of a freight train… It’s kind of like that.

  • blank

    It wasent a kidnapper it was he’s daughter……

    • nayellli

      he was under the influence of alcohol and had a gun w him after a confrontation with his baby momma and u think just because it was his daughter it doesn’t make it a kidnapping!? Educate yourself ….please it doesn’t matter if it was his daughter or not if u take a child against the other parent’s consent ITS KIDNAPPING!!!!!!

  • Inspire

    I seen this living driving down montebello but yeah he drove right past me twice. once he was stopped,drove off then came to the same spot.(i was unable to move my car) he was hispanic looked to be late 20’s early 30’s and yea he had a gun. so police opened fire.point is he kidnapped a little girl off of Washington and Vail. i know all of this my friend works for Montebello PD

    • blank

      That was he’s daughter he lived with her

      • nayelli

        KIDNAPPED!! took without the mother’s consent

    • Oscar

      Its called a cover up story for what they did. DUH! She was his daughter, but I bet you didn’t know that! I know that because he’s my family! FOR EVERONE WHO MAKES MISINFORMED COMMENTS, GET THE FACTS FIRST BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH OR WRITE SOMETHING DOWN!!!!!!

      • Ros

        What do you mean get the facts the fact is he had a gun, if you expect mercy than you’re an idiot.

      • Deedee

        We shouldn’t feel sorry for him because he couldn’t control his anger. We all have to control our emotions. He couldn’t. He didn’t follow the traffic laws, got in a pursuit, had a loaded weapon in the car, and brought it to confront the police. All this with his daughter in the car. People will one day realize to respect the law and authority, because they don’t care about your bad day or baby mama drama. So if you get shot or killed then maybe next time you will act reasonable, that’s if you survive.

    • Edwin

      wow you’re a f***** idiot! that was his daughter, how does he shoot first if his “gun” is pointing down and as soon as you hear the first shot he dropped to the floor because he was obviously shot first. there was no necessity for the stupid monkeybello pig department to shoot so many times specially to death!
      R.I.P primo, you will live in our hearts for ever! :’/

  • Aperez

    He was actually unarmed, I work a couple of blocks from where it happened and my best friend happens to be his cousin. Great job LAPD, you shot a man that was trying to spend time with his daughter, fyi he also has another baby on the way. I hope the people responsible feel proud of what they did! Two more kids in this world without a daddy, so sad!

    • Anger

      The police in this city or quick to shot to kill… My prayers go out to his family… His baby momma should get her ASS KICKED for saying he Kidnapped his own baby… She probably was trying to keep him from seeing his child… The LAPD or any police that shot to kill should go to jail unless they are TRULY in danger of being hurt…

      THE POLICE SUCK in LA… So racist to Blacks and Hispanics…. Crazy City…

    • chris biller

      Hay stupid. It was not the LAPD, and was Montebello. And yes, he had a gun, but you are so biased, you don’t look, you just hate the cops.

  • Syerrah Escobedo


    • Duh!

      Answer, he had a gun!!!!!!!
      Look at the video. See how many people are standing on the streets. If he is just hurt, how many people could he have shot?

      The police are there to protect the public. Not to protect criminals.

      • richie

        Thank you you are correct, and you actually know how to phrase your words maybe some of the others should’ve paid more attention in school instead of knocking up girls and gang banging.

  • QueenGloria Calderon

    i was at the scene it was crazyyy..omg,,,im in shock

  • Jim Gates

    if im a cop and someone comes out pointing his gun especially after a high speed chase im shooting him its eithr him or me the shooting was justified

  • QueenGloria Calderon

    was the little girl his daughter or just a random

    • Sad

      It was his daughter

  • Anger Loco

    F tha Police:

    The police in this city or quick to shot to kill… My prayers go out to his family… His baby momma should get her ASS KICKED for saying he Kidnapped his own baby… She probably was trying to keep him from seeing his child… The LAPD or any police that shot to kill should go to jail unless they are TRULY in danger of being hurt…

    This is crazy… Police killing and shooting people daily AND getting away with it… If the suspects were white people would this be OK???

    • Duh!

      “If the suspects were white people would this be OK???”

      Yes siree. But the thing you don’t mention is that you don’t see white people kidnapping little children at gunpoint and then jump out of their car to face off with the cops while holding a gun in their hand. Must be something about the intelligence of the breed.

      FYI – I am a minority, just not a stupid one.

      • richie

        Thanks for your intelligent views. Your right white people realize you face off with the police with gun in hand and your going to die……….

      • nayelli

        I agree with you comletely “white” people don’t act stupid, when they do- they get shot too… Im Mexican and have common scenes not to take the police on a high speed chase… I

    • JustTheFacts

      Anger Loco, perhaps someday your family member may be kidnapped by a drunk idiot holding a gun (not to mention endangering pother people on the road during the actual pursuit itself). When that happens, you will expect the police to exit their vehicles and beg the drunken man to “please stop holding that gun, and let us handcuff you in peace.” while he shoots at the police and is still potentially capable of killing your family member. You will also expect the police to know everything that is going on inside the vehicle while your loved one is at risk. The police will have a magic video camera attached to the kidnappers head telling them what kind of gun he is armed with, the threats he is making to the hostages and a full background on whether or not the kidnapper is “just kidding around or really means to hurt his captives.” Anger Loco, you are everything that is wrong with today’s society, enjoy your title as the Village Idiot. PS: What the hell does LAPD have to do with any of this? Why am I even asking you this question?


    people just to let you know that was his daugther!!! i knew that guy! he really love her he wasnt even a bad guy!! idk y the cops shot and kill him! he didnt even shoot the gun!

    • Angela

      Right, the cops should wait until he shoots someone, THEN stop him.

      • LS

        Yeah, they should wait until he shoot police officers, or someone else, then, we will agree ah??

      • George

        Angela… Wait until he shoots someone then it is okay for the police to shoot him? Is this what you are saying??? How about this guys shoots one of YOUR loved ones then the police can shoot this guy, so that is what you want? Most people in their right mind would have it where the police PROTECT LIFE FIRST before they kill YOUR LOVED ONE. Where are you from? If I was legally armed and someone points a gun at me, they better use it because I will be the last living thing they will see. I will take em out. This is clearly a good shoot. I am sure this was a domestic situation involving a child custody issue. Doesn’t sound like or look like he had proper custodial custody of the 3 year old girl. This 31 year old man, drunk with a gun, endangering is daughter and other people by the way he was driving, then has the balls to get out of a car armed and take a shot at the officers, with the intent to kill one of more of them, which I am sure they have daughters as well, what did he expect. He expected them to do just what they did, kill him. I am not saying what he did was right, but the officers did their job and terminated this situation once he fire on them. Once LASD releases his name, check out his past arrest record(s)… I am sure you will find it interesting.
        Angela, I certainly hope that if one of your family member is in danger of becoming a victim and YOU have a gun… Hope you use if first and not wait until they kill your loved one because you believe you should wait until he shoots someone first. Sad day for a lot of people.

      • richie

        Wait until he shoots someone you moron why don’t you volunteer for that job.

  • QueenGloria Calderon

    poor family!!!!



    • HMW

      Seriously, if you get the chance, you should really consider going back to school. This way, the next time you decide to leave a comment, (that millions of people can read), you won’t sound like an idiot.

    • Oops....

      Well then, your friend was an idiot. First, why did he run if he did nothing wrong? Then, why would he point a gun at the cops? They don’t wait for the bad guy to shoot first-that’s how cops get killed. So, I’m sorry about your friend, but perhaps you should befriend someone who is not a criminal.

    • eyeball

      Devil, when a drunken adult takes his 3 year old daughter and her mother by force, places their lives at risk by driving unsafe and flees from the police, that is kidnapping. Not to mention the “little gun thing” and his other continuous displays of life threatening behavior. Based on your poor grammar and skewed perception of the California Penal Code, it appears you must have recently obtained your Masters degree from a box of Frosted Flakes cereal. Ignorance must truly be bliss.

  • socalmal

    Some Dad to risk his daughter’s life in a high speed chase… Just stupid.

  • F.T.P Dave Lopez

    kcal report dave Lopez always gives the most Inaccurate information in his reports. I’m tired of his false statements and lies!! His reports are based on some facts but mostly from his imagination. Get your fact right before you open your big fat mouth! may I add he is very rude and obnoxious.
    For example, I seen his live report on the Montebello shooting and he clearly stated that DEPUTIES were involved in the shooting??? huh?? It was Montebello PD and CHP assisted..
    I dont know whats his reasoning but KCAL needs to fire him f

  • The Truth

    To APEREZ and ANGER:

    I watched this live..first of all your friend shouldn’t have been dumb enough to endanger his daughter by taking her on a high speed chase. Second of all, the cops got it right in this one, he came out of the car and started running toward the cops with something flashing in his hand…..Gun or no gun, he should have went straight to the floor. He left the police with a second to make a life-altering decision. It’s 100% his fault, and he got what he deserved.

  • CBH

    That’s what happens when you produce a handgun and point it at a line of police. If you didn’t know, now you know.

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