Palmdale teen jumps off freeway bridge after shooting, carjacking

ANAHEIM – A Palmdale teenager was arrested late Monday night after allegedly shooting and carjacking a man and then jumping off a freeway bridge to escape capture, authorities said.

Cornell Davis, 18, is being treated for his injuries at an Anaheim hospital. After treatment, he will be jailed in connection with an incident that happened shortly after 10 p.m., Monday near an Anaheim shopping center, authorities said.

“We received a call from a male indicating that he had been shot, after he had come to the area of the 8100 Block of East Santa Ana Canyon Road with two other individuals,” said Anaheim Police Department Sergeant Bob Dunn.

Dunn said the victim – a man in his 40s – told police the male and female suspects fled in his vehicle as he went to a nearby grocery store to call for help.

“Using information from the victim, as well as our investigative resources, we were able to locate a license plate number for the victim’s vehicle, and we put that out for other agency units,” Dunn said.

The stolen vehicle was spotted by Fullerton police on the 91 Freeway near Knott Avenue, Dunn said.

“We tried to pull the car over, and that’s when the pursuit begins, when the vehicle refuses to stop,” Dunn said.

Dunn said the high-speed chase ended when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a retaining wall on the freeway bridge, near Bellflower Avenue.

The driver – 23-year-old Lakisa Crowder of Bellflower – ran along the bridge before running down a dirt embankment into a residential neighborhood, where she was cornered and captured, Dunn said.

“The male (Davis) exited the passenger side and actually jumped right over that wall, which ended up being anywhere from a 50 to 100-foot drop down to a dirt wash area,” Dunn said.

Dunn said the Palmdale teen suffered injuries from the fall and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Davis and Crowder will be booked for attempted murder, carjacking and felony evasion, Dunn said.

The victim is currently in critical condition at an Anaheim hospital.

  48 comments for “Palmdale teen jumps off freeway bridge after shooting, carjacking

  1. Valerie
    November 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Everyone id accountable for the actions they choose as a ex gang member etc etc its no excuse why these youngsters do the things they do disipline starts in the home period they feel that its cool to do dumb things

  2. danby
    November 1, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Another Palmdale rocket scientist.

  3. taz1516
    November 1, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    you people are all heartless he is only a kid who made a mistake

    • Hector
      November 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      A “mistake” is running a red light. Carjacking is a choice. Big difference. Screw him.

    • Bob
      November 1, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      As Hector said, this is well past mistake. A mistake would have had been accidently discharging the firearm in a residence, stupid, deadly, but in the mistake realm.

      Bringing a gun with you and your girl to carjack someone is not a mistake, it’s being an asshole and a menace to society.

      This was not a kid, he was an adult who deserves to be punished for wanting to live the thug life and get what they want fast.

  4. Concered
    November 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Palmdale’s finest!!

  5. not the one
    November 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I agree with numbheart…..he did choose this path……and yes he is my cousin and we weren’t raised like this at all……instead of criticizing him why not help or encourage him? We all fall short and nobody is perfect at all…..we were all born and raised in church, so y did he choose this path idk…..but we need to stop talking about him and help him.

    • new2av
      November 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      It’s not our job to help him. It’s yours. Your his family. You help him. Every time a crime is committed here or anywhere for that matter the family always comes out saying he was good person or they had a rough childhood or they chose the wrong path. Or maybe he/she is a bad apple. Don’t hate on us that are sick of these trash scaring people to live their lives. He was your family and your responsibility and you failed. Now do your best as a family to fix it before your cousin gets fixed by bubba in the prison shower.

    • really
      November 1, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Ummm no,,, we should help the victim deal with the emotional trauma inflicted by your cousin. Your cousin needs to go to jail, when he gets out maybe then we can discuss helping him…

    November 1, 2012 at 12:28 am

    just so you guys know, he did choose his path..he wasn’t raised this way and no he doesn’t deserve to die, who are any of u to judge a person…none u ever did anything wrong??? i don’t sympathize for him, but i do care about him, he is my baby brother and i prayed alot for him…do realize that when u talk dirty about a person, u are no better than them…this hurts my family and many more who love this kid, my mom holds her tears back cause she doesnt understand why he turned out like this, but before u judge do your homework first, CAUSE THERE IS ALWAYS MORE TO A STORY THAN WHAT THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA PROCLAIMS!!!!

    • New2AV
      November 1, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Then who was he hanging out with? As a family why did you not try to steer this person to a better path? What was done to help him or did you all just say well he chose this. What family support did you try? Not judging just asking. Since you want to say there is more to the story then explain to all of us who don’t engage in criminal activity why he went this way…….Provide us with that.

        November 2, 2012 at 10:25 am

        No one knows why, he just went his own way, its like the saying, “you lead a horse to water , but you cant make them drink it”. we tried everything under the sun, but going to the streets is what he wanted. he is the youngest of 5 and none of us are the way he is. Its just how it is, he is 18 and he thinks he knows everything, so dont assume the family didnt try, he just didnt want the help…and like a person said he has to want the help, but he refused our help…and there is alot more to the story that hasnt been out yet and i am not obligated to speak on it…

        • Milos
          November 2, 2012 at 11:49 am

          Here we go again with, “there is a lot more to the story”.
          Gimme a break. Crickets the last time you said it, crickets this time.

    • Hector
      November 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      So, let’s hear what’s more to this story.

      • Milos
        November 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm

        Hmmm…doesn’t appear that more of the story is forthcoming. All I hear is crickets.

        • Hector
          November 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm

          All you’ll hear on this one is crickets, car-jacking, and running from the cops. If anybody in my family did this, they’d be disowned.

          • new2av
            November 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm

            I even logged back on to give this person the benefit of the doubt but no story. Looks like my story sticks for now.

          • Hector
            November 1, 2012 at 7:53 pm

            Yep…no comeback/excuse for car-jacking….

    • taz1516
      November 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      i hope he make it tell your mom not to blame her self we can only raise our kids the best way we know how your in my prayers god bless you and your family take care

  7. not the one
    October 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    What makes you think that the parents are ghetto,hood trash…..teens will do what they wanna do b/c that’s their mentality. You can be raised right, but when you become a teenager things change.

    • Milos
      November 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      Teens will be teens, is that what you’re saying? That’s a load of crap. If properly raised as pre-teens, they stay out of trouble. This is just a typical case of PPP (Piss Poor Parenting).

      • kddv
        November 2, 2012 at 9:06 am

        [removed] ! wtf yall dont evan knoe what yall talkin bout

    • Hector
      November 2, 2012 at 4:51 am

      So shooting somebody and car-jacking are just teenage pranks?

      • John Howard
        November 2, 2012 at 8:24 am

        They are when you live your life in front of a TV playing GTA and first person shooters and never raised through actual parenting. Sounds like a total failure to separate 3D from real life and something that was practiced thousands of times in Video Games was played out in the real world. I’m not saying video games are bad, but when you don’t have real people (peers) around to discuss the real consequences of the actions played out in games it becomes VERY easy for an immature mind to just do what it knows when stress is elevated.

        • Hector
          November 2, 2012 at 9:32 am

          Any moron knows the difference between pulling the trigger on a video game versus one on a gun. Throw away the key.

  8. New2AV
    October 31, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I have a great idea. Start paying attention in school, stop idolizing your gangbanger friends and family and do the right thing and make something of yourself. The dumbest person knows the difference from right and wrong. Imagine how powerful this country could be if everyone stepped up and did the right thing. But instead “these people” pretend to be victims of a bad childhood and end up using that excuuse over and over again. Guess what? Doesn’t matter how you were raised. You know the difference. I was raised in a good family, nice home, money. But ya know what? I could of easily went the route of drugs, stealing, crime just like anyone from any race or income. It happens a lot. But since our liberal media likes to victimize these people based on race and childhood and the libs want to keep giving them free money and gov cheese than the cycle won’t stop. Eventually the “good” population is going to get tired of this [removed] and start taking back from these “victims” and take matters in their own hands. All I know is a criminal will never know the true meaning of torture until he messes with me and I get the upper hand. Prison would seem like a blessing.

  9. lm
    October 31, 2012 at 12:20 am

    I heard it costs up to $70,000 a year to house prisoners. I think we really need to find some positive options.

    • New2AV
      October 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

      It’s called three strikes and your put in the ground.

      • sick and tired
        November 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm

        That’s what I’m talking about!!

  10. really
    October 30, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Hopefully this turd pulls through and survives. Would be such great karma if he was a paraplegic and sentenced to jail. Good to see the bad guy suffer once in a while!

    • kddv
      November 2, 2012 at 9:08 am

      i hope you rot in hell js for sayin that ! wtf

      • really
        November 2, 2012 at 9:38 am

        Yes, I know my words are way worse than the suspects actions. All I am saying is you reap what you sew!

  11. Melanie
    October 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    This happened in a nice area of Anaheim in the Anaheim Hills.

    I’ll just sit here and wait for the parade of Ghetto Worshipers like Greta, Valerie, Letlow and the others to come on here and say how this kid was a “poor misunderstood victim of society”.

    If Anaheim had an NAACP and a TCAL, you can bet they would be rallying to support this “poor misunderstood victim of society”

    • Tyrus
      October 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      That’s funny; I seem to remember you being soft on the poor gas bandit. How did you put it, “Oh, gas prices are so high.” Stealing gas is Ghetto as hell.

      • Letlow
        October 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm

        Ditto! Not much else to add here… Except, when did I EVER say that a criminal was a “misunderstood victim of society??”

        Thanks to Tyrus, I just checked the comments under the gas thief, and YOU defended him Melanie… I guess that makes YOU the ghetto worshiper, then? Stop projecting Mel!

      • CaptainObvious
        October 30, 2012 at 9:35 pm

        Be careful! Tyrus might get offended by your name or comments. He might run to admin and tell on you! What is it that bugs you here Tyrus…is it that the names of the bad guys are Cornell and Lakisa?

        • Tyrus
          October 30, 2012 at 9:46 pm

          Hey CO, you need to stay on topic.

  12. Bob
    October 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    These kind of perps need to be locked up for life, I truly doubt they will reform.

    Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think it would be okay to try killing someone for their vehicle.

    This kind of thing needs to stop and we need to send a clear message that we, as a society, will no longer take this [removed] treatment of other humans.

    If Obama is okay with killing US citizens with drone strikes, these two would be a great example of who to take out.

    We should use the laws regarding terrorism to take the gangs off our streets, they use violence and threats of violence in order to further their own gains. Gangs are walking, talking, domestic terrorists.

  13. Hector
    October 30, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Why couldn’t it have been an overpass over a busy freeway?

    • Milos
      October 30, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      well…Hector stole my thunder. I was going to say too bad he didn’t break his neck. No taxpayer money wasted on due process for this piece of fleshy virus.

      • Hector
        October 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm

        Yes, more dollars wasted. And who’s the one who gave my comment a thumbs-down? A car-jacking sympathizer!!???

        • Wylda Rose
          October 31, 2012 at 8:11 am

          Trolls…they down thumb everything…probably without even reading it.

          • Hector
            October 31, 2012 at 8:22 am

            True. Probably just Hector-haters.

          • Wylda Rose
            October 31, 2012 at 8:49 am


          • Hector
            October 31, 2012 at 8:51 am

            Yep…trolls afraid to voice their hatred.

        • Melanie
          October 31, 2012 at 9:25 am

          Whose going to give you a thumbs down? Oh that’s easy! Some ghetto Hood rat or Mother of the Same.

          It’s always easier to be mad and blame others around when your kids turn out like trash.

          There was a case in St. Louis Missouri where a group of little thugs was randomly going around carjacking, robbing and beating people up until one night when they met their match and in their effort to attack some guy, he turned a knife on them and killed one and seriously injured the other.

          The mother of the one who was killed was on TV whooping and hollaring and saying that her “precious angel” had been killed by “an evil man”. These people with a ghetto mentality actually think their lives of crime and mayhem are always justified.

          • Hector
            October 31, 2012 at 9:42 am

            Well said!

          • Tyrus
            October 31, 2012 at 10:17 am

            I agree with you on this one Melanie, look at the family of that scumbag Tommy Lee Cole. Cole is the POS who killed two Wal-Mart employees. They had the nerve to get some high dollar slick attorney to try to get him off. They need to keep that ghetto hood trash to jail and shame on his hood rat parents for defending him. We need to keep this Valley safe!

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