Two Milpitas teens were arrested last week after running over a man on the 2100 block of North Park Victoria Drive, Milpitas Police Department reported.
On Aug. 14 at about 4:34 p.m., Milpitas police officers responded to a report of a collision involving a silver 2000 BMW sport utility vehicle and a pedestrian, near the Milpitas-Fremont border. When officers arrived, they discovered the occupants of the BMW had fled after a confrontation with the victim, police said.
The victim, a 24-year-old Fremont man, allegedly saw the two occupants driving his brother's stolen vehicle on North Park Victoria Drive and attempted to recover the vehicle. The suspects threatened the victim with a weapon and attempted to take the victim's car, police said.
The suspects then intentionally hit the victim with their vehicle and crashed into a nearby house, according to police. The victim sustained injuries, police said.
"He was taken to an area hospital for multiple serious injuries," Milpitas police Sgt. Bryan Hinkley said. "...The victim was in fact run over by the vehicle, hence the seriousness of his injuries."
Milpitas police, with the help of Fremont Police Department officers and a Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office helicopter, searched the area and apprehended the suspects on San Benito Drive, near Scott Creek Road, in Fremont, police said.
Upon arrest, a 17-year-old Milpitas boy was allegedly found to be in possession of stolen property and narcotics. It was also discovered the suspects had discarded a loaded firearm in the back yard of a nearby residence as they were fleeing the scene, police said.
The adult suspect was identified as Marco Joseph Gurrola, an 18-year-old Milpitas resident, who was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for assault with a deadly weapon, attempted carjacking, auto theft, possession of a loaded firearm, brandishing a weapon, issuing terrorist threats and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said.
The 17-year-old boy, whose name was not released because he is a minor, was booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall for auto theft, possession of a loaded firearm, attempted carjacking, and possession of narcotics for sale and possession of stolen property, police said.
Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to call Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500.