‘Dog Emerged Unharmed’ After Suspects Place It In Designer Bag, Throw From Window During Police Chase: Cops

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Apr. 10 2023, Published 12:04 p.m. ET

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A puppy managed to survive getting tossed out of a vehicle during the high-speed pursuit of a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted murder, authorities in California said.

On April 8, police in Los Angeles began pursuing a vehicle with three suspects inside, KABC-TV reported.

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According to the station, one suspect involved in the chase involving two different vehicles is accused of a March 26 carjacking that nearly ended in murder.

During the pursuit, the suspects allegedly threw the puppy that was in a designer bag from the vehicle’s window and officers rescued the animal.

“Miraculously, the dog emerged unharmed and was rescued by responding LAPD officers,” the LAPD said in a statement.“The puppy is now in the care of South L.A. Animal Services, where it is presently being held pending an investigation into the abandonment concern that was noted during the pursuit.”

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The suspects — identified as Gustavo Alvarez, 27; Lynette Moreno, 27; and Michelle Zamudio, 25 — eventually were taken into custody in Carson following the two-hour chase through three cities in Los Angeles County.

Alvarez faces a carjacking and attempted murder charge and is being held without bail, according to police.

Moreno is accused of accessory and evading, while Zamudio faces a charge of evading.


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