PACIFICA (CBS SF) — U.S. Marshals have joined in the statewide search for a suspect who allegedly shot his pregnant ex-girlfriend in Pacifica late last month after attempting to kidnap her, according to authorities.
26-year-old suspect Ricardo Colindres is wanted on two counts of attempted murder and attempted kidnapping following the violent incident that happened on April 27.READ MORE: A's, Giants Players Locked Out As MLB Owners Vote To Trigger First Work Stoppage Since 1995
Shortly after 8 a.m. on that day, Pacifica police officers responded to the 1000 block of Terra Nova Boulevard after reports of a gunshot. The shooting happened in front of Casa Apartments, a senior housing complex.
“A witness reported hearing a gunshot and a female scream,” said Pacifica Police Capt. Joe Spanheimer. “The same witness also saw a grey Toyota Camry fleeing the scene.”
When they arrived, officers found the shooting victim — a 25-year-old Pacifica resident who works at the housing complex — with a gunshot wound to the head from a handgun. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The victim, reportedly 8 months pregnant at the time, was transported to the hospital and is expected to recover.
The day the shooting happened, Pacifica police initially reported that the victim had delivered her baby during an emergency birth at the hospital.READ MORE: San Francisco Suspends Cannabis Tax To Combat Illegal Marijuana Sales
It was later determined that doctors decided against an emergency c-section to deliver the baby because the mother’s condition was stable and the health of the unborn baby was not threatened by her injuries.
Colindres reportedly fled the complex in a vehicle described as a silver 2003 Toyota Corolla with California license plate 6CGN644. Neither he nor the vehicle have been seen since.
Colindres is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet, five inches tall, 125 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous.
The U.S. Marshals in the Northern District of California are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for any information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the U.S. Marshals at 1-800-336-0102 or email authorities at email@example.com.
The U.S. Marshals have also added Colindres to the Northern California Most Wanted website.
He is known to frequent Brisbane, according to police. Colindres has family ties there, as well as in Lodi and Burson. He is also known to frequent the Las Vegas area.MORE NEWS: World AIDS Day: Santa Clara Health Officials Reflect On 4 Decades Battling HIV, Lessons Applied To COVID-19