Suspect arrested after he shot at officers during high speed pursuit
Photo: Joshua Munoz
Initially published as a Gilroy Police Department Facebook post –
“On June 9, 2021 at approximately 9 p.m., Gilroy police officers initiated a traffic stop at Luchessa Avenue and Monterey Road on a known wanted subject, Joshua Munoz (36).
Munoz had numerous outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants for charges including possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, child endangerment, brandishing a weapon, burglary, and violation of probation (PRCS).
Munoz failed to yield and led officers on a high-speed pursuit south on Highway 101. During the pursuit, Munoz held a pistol out of the driver window and fired a round at the pursuing officers.
Fortunately, no officers were struck. Munoz continued southbound to Monterey County where the California Highway Patrol (CHP) took over the pursuit. Munoz continued to waive the gun out of the window as he fled.
Munoz eventually lost control of his vehicle and crashed at Highway 101 and Laurel Drive in Salinas. Munoz attempted to flee on foot but was captured by Gilroy and CHP officers. In addition to the pistol Munoz used to fire at officers, he was found to be in possession of a rifle.
Munoz was later transported to Santa Clara County Jail where he was booked on charges to include attempted murder of a police officer, felony evasion, felon in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, and multiple outstanding warrants.”
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