Cyclist Killed During Pursuit of Domestic Violence Suspect

Cyclist Killed During Pursuit of Domestic Violence Suspect

LOMA LINDA – A bicyclist was killed in a crash while police were pursuing a warrant suspect in a domestic violence case.

Eric Anthony Tafoya, 37, of Rancho Cucamonga, was being sought by Rancho Cucamonga Police Dept. detectives who were seeking him on charges relating to a domestic violence case.

Tafoya, believed to be living at a residence in Loma Linda, was traced to the the 11000 block of Benton Court on Friday morning, shortly before 11:00.

Noting that Tafoya was leaving the residence in a car, police attempted to stop him. Failing to yield to the detectives, Tafoya began traveling westbound on Barton Road where he collided with a bicyclist.

The cyclist sustained major injuries, but the pursuit continued.

Tafoya, according to reports, kept driving until he crashed into a van, bailed out of his car and fled on foot.
He was eventually found hiding in a shed at 11270 San Mateo Street, taken into custody without further incident.

The bicyclist, whose name was not disclosed pending notification of family, was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, eventually pronounced dead at 12:18 p.m.

Tafoya, taken to West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, was booked on an active warrant for inflicting corporal abuse on a spouse or co-dependent, false imprisonment, threats to commit terrorism.

Bail was set at $100,000 on those charges.

No murder charges have yet been made against Tafoya. He is scheduled to appear in San Bernardino Superior Court on Tuesday.

Cyclist Killed During Pursuit of Domestic Violence Suspect was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 by admin
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