Man shot dead trying to stop car robbery in Gilroy, suspect detained, police say

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023 5:53 pm

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GILROY, CA (KGO) — A suspect is in custody Tuesday after shooting dead a man in Gilroy while stealing his car at night, police said.

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Gilroy police responded to the 1300 block of Pheasant Drive at 00:24, where they found the 33-year-old victim on the street with a gunshot wound to the chest.

According to investigators, the victim ran into a suspect who stole his car. The suspect then shot the victim and drove away in the victim’s car.

The California Highway Patrol was able to track down the stolen car and, after a chase, took the suspect into custody south of Salinas.

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