The driver arrested after a pursuit across two Southern California counties was identified by police as a 25-year-old member of the Navy wanted in connection with the stabbing death of his girlfriend, police said Monday.
Officers pursued the driver of the damaged Kia sedan Monday morning on streets and freeways in Riverside County. The pursuit began around 6 a.m. in northern San Diego County before entering Riverside County on the 15 Freeway and continuing on the 91 Freeway.
The driver of the white sedan, which sustained damaged to a rear bumper, reached speeds around 100 mph and avoided a freeway spike strip before he exited onto streets in Riverside and surrendered to police in a residential area.
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The driver was identified as 25-year-old Jared Bischoff, a Riverside resident, Riverside police said. The vehicle involved in the pursuit was registered in his name, according to police.
Bischoff is a member of the Navy attached to the USS Essex, an amphibious assault ship, according to Commander John Perkins, public affairs officer at Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
The stabbing victim was found in the street Sunday after a report of a possible domestic disturbance near Calmhill Drive and California Avenue in Riverside. The victim later died at a hospital.
Bischoff was identified by police as the victim's boyfriend. He was located by San Diego Police early Monday, leading to the pursuit back to Riverside, where he was arrested on suspicion of murder. The Navy did not release details about his rank or years of service.
Details regarding th victim's identity were not immediately available. A court date was not scheduled as of early Monday afternoon, according to Riverside County jail records.