LANCASTER – A man is in critical condition after he was allegedly carjacked, struck with his own car and then stabbed several times in the chest Friday night in East Lancaster, authorities said. The incident started shortly before 11 p.m. near a Chevron gas station, and the suspect is still outstanding, according to a Lt. Carrizosa of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. Read the LASD press statement below:
Lancaster Station deputies responded to a person screaming call in the 43000 block of 7th Street East in the City of Lancaster. Upon arrival deputies learned a male adult was the victim of a carjacking, kidnapping and attempt murder.
The victim advised deputies he was sitting in his vehicle at the Chevron Station at 4th Street East and Avenue [L] when a male black adult attempted to rob the victim at knife point. The suspect ordered the victim to slide over to the passenger seat and the suspect entered the vehicle.
The suspect drove away with the victim still in the vehicle.
After a short distance, the victim was able to exit the vehicle and the suspect struck the victim with the vehicle.
The suspect exited the vehicle and stabbed the victim several times in the chest with the knife.
The suspect attempted to flee in the victim’s vehicle and crashed into a nearby fence. The suspect then fled on foot.
The victim was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital and is listed in critical condition. The suspect is still outstanding.
The investigation is being handled by Lancaster Station and anyone with any information is asked to contact Lancaster Station at 661-948-8466.