Carjacking suspect shoots, kills bystander who attempted to stop him
MILPITAS — The Milpitas Police Department announced the arrest in the city’s first homicide of the year. According to Lieutenant Raj Maharaj with the Milpitas Police Department, “On Friday, February 10, at approximately 10:45 PM, Milpitas police officers responded to a report of a single car collision on South Main Street between Great Mall Parkway and South Abel Street.”
Witnesses described to Milpitas 9-1-1 dispatchers a man running from a black 2002 Mitsubishi Galant sedan after colliding with them. The suspect was last seen running into the Ilara Apartments located at 1201 S. Main Street just seconds from where the collision occurred.
Lt. Maharaj said, “The man confronted a woman with a firearm and took her car keys and stole her car, which was parked in the parking structure.” Once inside the vehicle the suspect began to speed away.
But that wasn’t the end of the trouble there. The suspect, 30-year-old Fremont resident Stuart Ison Baronngaue, fired a high caliber weapon at a person inside the parking facility who had tried to intervene in the car jacking.
Identifying the suspect’s car speeding off from the scene, responding Milpitas Police Officers quickly went into pursuit.
Lt. Maharaj said, “The car ultimately collided with another vehicle on South Abel Street at Serra Way and became disabled.” Once again the suspect ran into an apartment complex. With the assistance of the San Jose Police Department and Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office the suspect was quickly taken into custody.
A brief search of the vehicle revealed a loaded hand gun in the front passenger seat. Officers also located a male victim who was pronounced dead at the Main Street parking garage from a single gunshot wound.
Baronngaue was on active parole and currently had an outstanding felony warrant for parole violation out of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. He was taken into custody and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for murder, robbery, felony evasion, and for the outstanding parole warrant.