Rancho Cucamonga- On August 19, Detectives of the Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff’s Station attempted to serve a warrant for a domestic case that involved a man named Eric Tafoya.
The detectives believed Tafoya would visit a relative’s home at the 11000 block of Benton Ct in Loma Linda. Once they arrived, they observed Tafoya leave the residence and leave in his vehicle. Detectives initiated a traffic stop, where he failed to yield to authority.
According to SBSD, “Tafoya was traveling westbound on Barton Rd. when he collided with a bicyclist, and then continued driving. He then crashed into a van and bailed out of the vehicle and fled. After some time, the detectives found the suspect in the remote area hiding inside of a shed. Tafoya had been taken into custody without any further incidents.
However, the victim/bicyclist was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment of major injuries. The SBSD also states, “At approximately 12:18 p.m. the victim died from the injuries sustained in the collision.”
The investigation was conducted by the Region I Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT).
The suspect, Eric Tafoya, was booked for Murder and the active warrant at West Valley Detention Center.
Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Region I Major Accident Investigation Team at (909) 918-2305. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may also leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com