Police Issue 'Blue Alert' For Armed And Dangerous Married Couple

Police say the suspect recently escaped from county jail with the help of his wife.

A has been issued throughout Southern California as police seek a man who allegedly shot a deputy after escaping from jail with the help of his wife.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports that on Aug. 28, Darnell Washington, 24, escaped from the San Bernardino County Jail allegedly with the help of his wife, Tania Washington, 25.

At approximately 9 a.m. this past Sunday, an LASD deputy approached a suspicious vehicle in El Monte. Darnell Washington reportedly came out from the back of the vehicle and fired a shotgun at the deputy.

The deputy was hit, and both suspects -- Darnell and Tania Washington -- escaped in what turned out to be a stolen vehicle, police reported.

“The suspects abandoned the stolen vehicle in the City of South Gate and carjacked another vehicle,” according to a news relrease from the LASD.

The second stolen car is a light blue, 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager, with a California license plate that reads 3PHK484.

The suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Therefore, the LASD asks residents to immediately call 9-1-1 if they spot the pair or the vehicle.

Prior to his escape, Washington had been booked into jail for robbery and for receiving stolen property. He had a court date logged for Sept. 14.

The deputy who was shot during this weekend sustained non life-threatening injuries and has been released from the hospital, according to an update from the LASD.

A Blue Alert is issued to the public when a law enforcement officer has been killed, suffers serious bodily injury, or is assaulted with a deadly weapon, and the suspect has fled the scene of the offense. The alerts are intended to not only alert the public about dangerous or violent suspects who pose a threat to public safety, but also to solicit the public's assistance in the apprehension of the suspect. to read more about Blue Alerts and how to sign up for them.

Those with information can also contact Sergeant Schoonmaker or Detective Alvarado of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Anonymous tipsters can call “LA Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting TIPLA along with your tip to CRIMES (274637), or via the website http://lacrimestoppers.org


Vince September 07, 2012 at 01:33 AM
My two cents on self defense, and self preservation for wimmin's...years back I bought the ex a nice little Lady Smith .38, since we lived way out in the boonies and she often traveled alone, on deserted highways, and streets...She was worried about carrying it though...so I put it before a friend on Palm Springs PD...a Commander actually, and also before an active FBI couple that were our good pals...The cop in Palm Springs said: "I would rather be judged by 12 people, then to be carried by 6"...and The FBI couple had a similar view, although the lady half of that union pointed out that "if she ever needed the pistol, and didn't have it on hand, she surely might not survive the situation..." And she also pointed out that a "jury would be hard pressed to convict a woman with NO previous criminal record of murder, if she shot some SOB in self defense, whether or not the dead bastiche was armed---But maybe Manslaughter WOULD "stick"---which is way more tolerable then "Murder"...She kinda thought the chance of being acquitted for self defense trumped the Holy Crap outta the chance of dying due to NOT being armed... if you don't like that idea, fine and dandy, good luck, but if you see the wisdom in those answers, then you are wise beyond your years... The very best DEFENSE is a very strong OFFENSE...And if you already DO carry, and can and will use the weapon as needed, my next best advice is: Keep on squeezin' 'till all ya hear are "clicks"...
Brenda September 07, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Vince, often times don't understand where you are coming from, but in this case I think I got the last part. I was taught ***cough*** by my father and the officers who trained and tested for me to carry......Shoot at the biggest part(the body, chest, torso) and keep pulling that trigger "till all you hear are clicks", LOL. The BEST piece of advice I have seen on here is to "GET THOSE HEADSETS OFF WHETHER ITS MUSIC OR CELL PHONE". I thought I think of everything for safety, but that one did slip past me. Everyone walking, jogging, riding bikes, skateboards all have something in their ears so how in the world would you hear someone come up behind YOU? Get them off people!! Now the best thing would figure out a way to have a rear view mirror :)
Galactic Cannibal September 07, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Reply to KB.. Me no work..me clever ..Me sponge off system....Me laugh at dummies who work...Me love NFL and eat 3000 cals. greasy burgers , drink Bud lite (watery p*ssy beer). Me cannot spell. But me wave flag and follow the herd...Me true American with BIG gun...and even bigger illusion...USA..USA..USA..USA
TVOR September 09, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Its not the size of your gun that matters, its if you use it properly that counts.
Brenda October 05, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Wonder if they ever found these two??


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