Suspect attempts to shoot carjacking victim, gun does not fire

August 9, 2022


An intoxicated 19-year-old man allegedly attempted to shoot a driver in the head during a carjacking in Lompoc on Saturday night.

Shortly after 10 p.m., Jonathon Garcia allegedly pointed a gun at the head of a man in a vehicle on the 1300 block of North L Street and attempted to pull the trigger multiple times, without success. The man drove away and called 9-1-1.

Garcia then stopped another vehicle, pointed his firearm at the driver and ordered her to get out of her car. She complied, and handed Garcia her keys.

Garcia fled the scene with officers quickly behind him. Garcia then lost control of his vehicle, spun out into a drainage ditch and surrendered.

Inside the car, officers found a loaded gun.

Officers arrested Garcia on charges of attempted homicide, carjacking, evading arrest, driving under the influence and commission of a felony with a firearm.

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It will be interesting to see if this creep gets no bail and out on street to do it again. He in my opinion committed attemped murder when he pulled the trigger on the gun

You can see through the SB Sheriff ‘in custody’ site that he’s got $11M bail set.

Good we need to hold these people accountable

Well. Now the Sheriff site is showing $100k bail.