Coroner Identifies Kidnapping Suspect Fatally Shot By Montebello Police


MONTEBELLO (CBS) — A gunman fatally shot by Montebello police at the end of a nearly hour-long pursuit has been identified.

George Jimenez, 31, of Montebello, died at the scene of the Monday afternoon shooting, according to the coroner’s office.

Montebello police were called to the 1300 block of South Greenwood Avenue about 1 p.m. Monday by a woman who reported that her boyfriend pulled a gun on her and took their toddler daughter, sheriff’s Lt. Dave Coleman said.


KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschuitta reports the suspect who police killed after a pursuit in Montebello Monday fired four shots from his gun.

“They were told by the female informant that the suspect had arrived, had been drinking and showed a handgun and took their 3-year-old daughter,” he said.

Police spotted and chased the car through Montebello and East Los Angeles, before Jimenez made a U-turn, stopped and got out of the car. He turned toward officers with a gun and allegedly fired a shot before officers fatally shot him.

“Preliminary information is that he did fire,” Coleman said. “There is a handgun at the scene and it is loaded.”

KCAL9’s helicopter showed Jimenez inside his vehicle, talking on a cell phone, moments before he go out of the car.

“We know that he was in contact on the cell phone with family members who knew he was armed and he had made the statement that he wasn’t going to go down easily,” Coleman said.

The girl’s mother ran up to the vehicle and took the child out after it stopped.

Jimenez has a brother who is a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

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  1. paulfullen says:

    you can see for yourself on the tape and hear the cops started shooting before he even hit the ground and raised the pistol another murder by those sworn to protect and serve

    1. bouce says:

      It doesn’t matter if he fired his gun at all, the moment he points a gun at the officers (which was captured on video), he becomes an immediate threat and that justifies the use of deadly force.

      1. cKarsonBoy says:

        he shouldve just left the gun in the kar. put yourself in the officers shoes. it you or him. the suspect has a gun. get em before he raises it. and the cops were yellin get on the ground. if u dont listen the police feel your putting their lives in danger..

    2. Karen says:

      Dude – He could have left the GUN IN THE CAR! All the idiots should know by now that if you point a gun at the LAPD, THEY SHOOT and ask questions LATER.

  2. krg says:

    Maybe he should have left the gun in the car? Seriously you run for an hour, you’ve kidnapped a kid (whether your kid or not) and you get out of the car with a gun in your hand. he could have exited the vehicle and gotten down on the ground and told them there was a gun in the car and he’d still be alive. Dumb is as dumb does.

    1. CkarsonBoy says:

      i AGREE

  3. Jennifer Taylor says:

    Why are you all speculating about him leaving the gun in the car? This was planned. He wanted to go. His last facebook posts are very clear as to what he was doing. Suicide by cop.

  4. LadyC says:

    Anything you have in your hand that can be considered a threat is a justifiable reason for an officer to use lethal force. It doesn’t matter if you are pointing at the ground, sky, at them or at your own head. Even moving your hands into a pocket will be considered a threat. They do not have to wait for you to actually fire the first round. This is why officers keep a distance and ask for the suspect to put their hands in the air where they can clearly see them. Not because they want to see what awesome hands you have but they want to make sure you do not have anything that can be perceived as a threat. They don’t know you and are not mind readers and cannot predict your next move or if you are a fast gunslinger. They have to disarm you at all costs as soon as possible for their safety and for that of others. For those that think that the police over did it, firing too many rounds, watch the video for yourself. The guy went down because he was shot in the leg and he immediately pointed the gun at the officers. The additional rounds were obviously necessary to terminate the threat. This is why police use lethal force to begin with, they don’t want to give the suspect the opportunity to shoot at them. The suspect is the only one at fault, he created the situation, it was his choice to go down this route. Unfortunately, family and friends will not understand this, one they want him to be alive and would’ve wanted the police to treat him with kid gloves since he was a good guy that had a loaded gun, threatened his girlfriend, took off and drove a car with a 3yr old while drunk, he led police on a pursuit and HE GOT OFF THAT CAR WITH A GUN IN HIS HAND! The family and friends will over look all those impertinent little details, for love of the deceased and because there is a possibility of money throught a lawsuit.

    1. policeareheros says:

      thank you! finally someone with a brain!! the cops strap on bulletproof vests every day and we the familys pray they will be home safe at the end of shift. people like this are a waste of human life and make the true heros ( the police) have to fight to keep their names clear when they were just protecting themselves and others.

      1. Karen says:

        Police ARE heroes. And you can let the policeman/woman in your life know that I could have given one hoot about what happened to Rodney King when he resisted arrest.

      2. Karen says:

        Police ARE hereos. You can let the policeman/woman in your life know that I could have cared one hoot about what happened to that lowlife Rodney King.

      3. officer911 says:

        People do many dumb things but your comments made by you saying what a waste of human life? you should think twice before you say anything just keep the comments to your self! If that was your family member you would not like what any other people says about your relative. MTBPD terminate the threat which is justified by CA Penal code section 196-197 but the only thing is that over 30 rounds were fire by 10 MTB officers. Which puts public safety at risk. MTBPD needs more firearms training for there officers.

      4. steph says:

        why didnt they shoot the gun out his hand.. then take a life.to many time the police are killing. to many other thing could have been done.so with that said NO it not right to take a life and the way u feel the same that mother feels .it not for you to say this young man was a waste of human life.that was a life that was given and now he is gone have some respect

  5. Ou812 says:

    1less turd in this world!!

    1. y-zer says:

      We all make mistakes, this was his n u Wer Ur mothers

  6. MzEspy Cruz says:

    R I P JORGE.. u were a great friend who willl be greatly missed.

    We all make mistakes. Only god Can Judge us !

    1. kristal jimenez~sanchez says:

      Thts right girl all these idiots tht are on here didn’t know him for who he really was R.I.P Jorge.

      1. steph says:

        may GOD keeps your brother in his care .

    2. Karen says:

      If that is the case that only GOD can judge us, why did your friend pull a gun on the police. Why didn’t YOUR FRIEND let GOD decide what would happen tot he baby and the police?

      Get a clue. In this country, LISTEN TO THE POLICE OR YOU WILL BE KILLED.

      1. dbgbgf says:

        We need the POLICE… True.. But they do shot people to quick.. In this case.. It was questionable but I think they could have shot the gun out of his hand… God bless this poor guy and his family.
        Rip Jorge…. God bless your soul..

        And Karen u sound like a racist.. Maybe you are not. But I know the police do awful things to minorities. Especially Black guys..

      2. Rodneys mom says:

        What does this have to do with Rodney King? This is about a man exiting a vehicle with a gun in his hand. Please, lets not connect this to that great civic leader Rodney King.

        This guy was crazy, Rodney was high.

      3. bounce says:

        @dbgbgf
        >> I think they could have shot the gun out of his hand…

        You need to stop getting your education from Hollywood movies and video games.

  7. Concerned in MTB says:

    a person exits a vehicle after a pursuit.. with a 3 year old … with a loaded gun in his hand….what else are we to expect? Law Enforcement did their job as they are trained. Public safety overrides an inviduals emotional issues that contributed to his demise.

    1. Sandra says:

      Obviously this is a very controversial topic isn’t it? You can give your opinions all you want but this does NOT change ANYTHING so how about take it for what its worth! Just learn from this that way you know what to do if you get caught in a situation slightly similiar then lets us watch you on national television and we will tell you what we think about YOU! Just have some respect the way you like people to RESPECT you!

  8. Jk3 says:

    well i heard that the guy was actually one of the sweetest guys on earth. He came home and found out his wife was pregnant but from some other guy. So the man took his child with him – nothing wrong with that. But to have 30 bullets fly- for one. . . ridiculous- how many cops does it take to hit a target? jeezus. it’s like blowing up a granade to destroy an ant. second why didn’t they aim for his foot or something.? I dunno i just think that cops risk their lives everyday yes. but man i doubt they risk it like that man did that day. imagine 30 people firing at u? i dunno- i wish they just used those tasers or something- i don’t think that was cool at all.. i think that if he wasn’t killed, more would be accomplished, and less would be destroyed.
    I am upset about this whole thing… i think that wife or whatever- could have found a better time to tell him or found some better way to handle that situation- but we’ll never hear his side i guess.😦

    1. richie says:

      The guy was an idiot good guys don’t kidnap children at gun point, nor do they run from the police, then brandish a loaded weapon. The use of deadly force was warranted. Good job Montibello Police Department and thank you for your service to the community!!!!!!!

    2. LadyC says:

      Sweet guy or not, you do not take a child away at gun point. He may have been a great guy but his actions on that particular day that ultimately led to his demise were not great or sweet. Even if his wife was pregnant by some other guy, heck even if he came home and found them in bed it does not justify his actions. Why would you ruin your life for someone that does that to you? Now she’s alive and he’s not. It’s easy for you to say that they should’ve tasered him, you were not in his line of fire. This guy had made threats that he would shoot at the police, would you take that chance and not go home to your family because this guy might not really shoot you? Don’t judge the cops, you weren’t there, they were forced to respond due to his actions!

  9. K says:

    This was planned and no the baby in the wife’s stomach is his. Also you know why it was planned… because who drives to “McDonald’s” with a gun….. then get’s into a high speed chase with your child in the car…. then steps out of the car with a gun. It is no secret that if you have a gun in your hand in front of cops… you are an automatic threat and further it is also not a secret that if you shoot…. Cops will surely shoot back. He was a nice. My prayers go out to his daughter his unborn child, his wife and his family and friends who are now left with the heart ache and pain. I hope the wife stays strong and knows this was not her fault… You have to protect ur children… they always come first!

    1. JAZZY H. says:

      YES BUT BOTH PUT THEIR CHILD IN DANGER. SO HE HAD A GUN AND IF SHE KNEW HE WAS MAD THEN Y PUSH HIS BUTTONS MORE? AND HOW DO U KNOW IF HE REALLY WAS JUST TAKING THE LITTLE GIRL OUT TO MCDONALDS WHO WANTS THEIR KIDS LISTENING TO DRAMA SCREAMING AND ARGUING?ONLY THEM BOTH KNOW WHAT HAPPEN AND HOW THEY WERE FEELING AND ABOUT THE UNBORN CHILD EASY DNA TEST…WHAT IF SHE DRAMATICALLY MADE ALL THIS UP KNOWING HE WORKED SECURITY AND HAVING A GUN ITS BOTH THEIR FAULTS HIM FOR PULLING OUT THE GUN AND HERS FOR BEING DRAMATIC…COPS GO BY WHAT THE WOMEN CLAIMED SO COPS DID THEIR JOB DUE TO HER REPORTS

  10. y-zer says:

    What ever happened to rubber bullets and gas grenades? If they knew he was in a difficultstate of mind y didn’t they get a negotiator? How can u kidnapp your child from your own house? At gun point? He was a big guy n definitely didn’t need a gun to grab HIS daughter from his gf, 30 rounds seriously? If he wanted to shoot them he would have done it right after exiting the car, but he didn’t, if law enforcement would have been more professional they could have probably saved a family, we ALL make mistakes, in a state of shock he did what he did, I just wish this could have ended different, R.I.P Clue

  11. DAZZLING DARLEEN says:

    R.I.P WHAT IF THE WOMEN USE LIES TO GET HER WAY ?CUS THEY ABUSE THE LAW TOO MUCH CUS THEY KNOW THEY R GOING TO GET AWAY WITH IT. ALTHOUGH HIS ACTIONS OF HIM HAVING A GUN LEAD HIM TO DEATH NEXT TIME COUNT TO 10 OR THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU DRAMATICALLY CALL THE COPS AND PUT MORE SALSA TO THE TACOS FROM WHAT THEY SAY HE WOULD NEVER HURT HIS LIL GIRL ITS ON FACEBOOK N MAYBE YES HE WANTED TO DIE EVERYONE HAS PROBLES N REACT DIFFRENTLY TO THEM SPECIALLY IF MAYBE HE LOVED HER AND FOUND OUT THE BABY SHE WAS CARRYING WASNT HIS BUT HIS FRIENDS SUX OH WELL ITS ON HER CONCINCE NO

  12. DEVIL says:

    REST IN PEACE BIG HOMIE CLUE! YOU WILL BE MISS!
    FU*@# MONTEBELLO POLICE! I DONT CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY!
    FU@# THEM!

  13. A chid of God! says:

    To be Honest I disagree with many of you, police might of feel threat but there was no need to kill him the way they did. It took six officers with thirty rounds to kill him? I dont think so!!! If they knew of the threat they could of try and used other ways and other type of weapons. There was no need to kill him. As who fired first it looks like cops did! Still it was wrong. And dont get me wrong I am not justifing what he did but I still think he shouldnt of been done that way. May He Rest in Peace. And prayers to his family.

  14. Laokie says:

    All you stupid idiots need to keep your comments to yourselves. Jorge did what Jorge wanted to do, had planned to do. Unfortunately he involved that precious baby but thank god she didn’t get hurt. Nobody knows what goes on in a person’s mind and although he was a great guy, his demons got the best of him.
    Please let the family do their grieving in peace. Despite what people think he was a great guy, a loving father, son, boyfriend and friend. He left many people devastated by his actions but at least he is at peace now.
    R.I.P Jorge. You will always be loved and missed by all.

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