Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

In Loving Memory Of Chris Teagarden,

God Bless You Chris Teagarden,
Glad We Met, Glad We Knew Each Other, May You Be In Peace Now,

Your friend, Philip.  I knew Chris from the Smokeshop industry for over 25 years

 Two lifelong friends in their 40s were identified as the two men killed when the driver of a stolen pickup truck slammed into their car in Panorama City while the suspect was fleeing police, according to PANORAMA CITY, LOS ANGELES reports.

Two lifelong friends in their 40s were identified as the two men killed when the driver of a stolen pickup truck slammed into their car in Panorama City while the suspect was fleeing police, according to PANORAMA CITY, LOS ANGELES reports.Tim Schultz and Chris Teagardin, who had known each other for well over 30 years, were reportedly the victims, according to friends.

Stacy Spears exclaimed, “They were really great,” mentioning that Teagardin and Schultz also have children. The victims’ deaths, according to Spears, were “devastating” and “terrible, awful, senseless.”

Authorities claim that on Tuesday night they sought to stop the driver of a black pickup truck that was thought to be stolen. The suspect suddenly veered off, beginning the pursuit.

Just before eight o’clock in the evening, the driver and a number of passengers were leading the pursuit through the San Fernando Valley when they collided with a silver car at the intersection of Lanark Street and Woodman Avenue.

A witness told ABC7, “I heard a tremendous blast, and I hurried over to see if I could aid the people.” I saw the person get out of the Tacoma and go that way, so it appears that it was already too late.

Authorities said that the innocent driver of the sedan and a passenger in the car were both found dead at the scene. The coroner’s officers eventually determined that they were two men, aged 47 and 49. Their initial names were withheld until their families were informed.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers were in the midst of switching into tracking mode when a helicopter arrived at the location of the chase because of the suspect’s risky driving. That is when the accident happened.

According to LAPD Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton, this was a very terrible situation. “With all of the resources at our disposal, we attempt to carry out these cases where we engage on a pursuit as securely as we can. “As a result of this, we are considering entering tracking mode as soon as possible.”

Police used a Taser to subdue the fleeing chase suspect after they chased him down in a neighboring parking lot after he fled the scene of the crash, according to authorities.

According to police, a second suspect attempted to flee as well but was apprehended as well.

A third person, a woman, was also removed from the pickup truck, according to investigators, and was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition.

According to authorities, the pickup’s driver, Oscar Delacruz, had been sought after on a felony warrant. He was detained without posting bail.

The LAPD Chief Michel Moore stated that “he is being charged with murder in relation to this matter, and we’ll work with the district attorney’s office into the further facts of this case.” And for the public who inquires about whether the department’s pursuit of that person was consistent with its policies and expectations, we will have further information as it becomes available.

According to authorities speaking to Eyewitness News, officers thought one of the male suspects might be experiencing an overdose after taking a significant amount of unidentified narcotics. source


Two fathers are killed after they are caught in the crosshairs of a high speed chase that ended in horror a crash in Los Angeles neighborhood

  • Two innocent fathers were killed Tuesday night in a horror crash in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Panorama City 
  • Christopher Teagardin, 47, and Timothy Schultz, 49, were struck and killed as they were driving back from picking up tacos down the street from their homes 
  • The crash occurred as police were pursuing a stolen truck driven by Oscar Delacruz, who faces murder charges and is being held without bond 

In Loving Memory Of Chris Teagarden,

God Bless You Chris Teagarden,
Glad We Met, Glad We Knew Each Other, May You Be In Peace Now,

Your friend, Philip.  I knew Chris from the Smokeshop industry for over 25 years

wo innocent men were killed Tuesday night while police were pursuing a stolen vehicle in a northern Los Angeles neighborhood.

The men, now identified by friends and family, were driving back from picking up tacos just down the street from where they lived when their Honda Civic was struck.

The victims, Christopher Teagardin, 47, and Timothy Schultz, 49, both died after a stolen truck driven by Oscar Delacruz, 32, hit them at a high-speed while evading police.

Delacruz also struck a silver sedan before coming to a stop near the intersection of Lanark Street and Woodman Avenue in LA‘s Panorama City neighborhood.

The man has been arrested and will face murder charges police said. He is being held without bail at this time.

The incident began with a report of a stolen vehicle Tuesday evening.

The Los Angeles Police Department first received a call about a stolen truck in the 10600 block of El Dorado Avenue just after 7.30pm.

‘At the time the suspect was fleeing from officers, as the air unit came overhead, that suspect struck a vehicle that was going northbound on Woodman Avenue and, tragically, the two people that were inside of that vehicle have passed away as a result of that traffic collision with the suspect,’ Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton said.

Delacruz drove just over four miles through northeast Los Angeles before slamming into the car holding the two men around 8pm.

The man had two passengers in the vehicle who were taken to the hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time.

Authorities told ABC7 that officers believed one of the men from the pickup truck may have been suffering from an overdose. The third person was a woman.

Aerial footage of the crash taken by local media shows a horrific scene.

Both the Civic and the stolen pickup truck appear almost completely smashed in.By Hope Sloop

The crash was so powerful that both Teagardin and Schultz were pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

According to family members who spoke with Fox 11 Los Angeles, each man leaves behind one teenager.

Teagardin has a son who just recently turned 18.

Schultz leaves behind a daughter who is 16.

The pair were lifelong friends and knew each other for more than 30 years.

Friends said the deceased victims were Schultz and Teagardin, who had known each other for well over 30 years.

‘They were just fantastic,’ said Stacy Spears, a friend said.

Spears described the deaths as ‘devastating’ and ‘senseless, senseless, senseless.’

‘R.I.P. My friend… no one could match your energy!’ wrote one friend in a tribute post on Facebook Wednesday morning.

‘Just a reminder live life like there’s no tomorrow there are no guarantees! This one hurts RIP Chris Teagardin,’ wrote another friend, sharing a pic of the man.

According to KTLA, one of the men was pronounced dead immediately while the passenger died later from his injuries.

It’s unclear at this time if it was Teagardin or Schultz driving the sedan.

‘I heard a big bang and I ran over to see if I can help the people,’ a witness told AB7 about the crash. ‘It looks like it was already too late, and I saw the gentleman get out of the Tacoma and run that way.’

After the collision, Delacruz and another passenger allegedly attempted to flee the scene on foot.

Officers from the Foothill Division were able to pursue and stop him after deploying a stun gun, police said.

‘This is a very tragic incident,’ said Hamilton. ‘Unfortunately, we try to conduct these incidents where we go on pursuit as safely as possible, with all the tools that we have.’

The police official said they worked quickly to attempt to avoid the fatal ending.

‘That’s why we request an air unit right away. That’s why we go into tracking mode just as soon as we can, but at the same time, we have to balance that with a community member who has requested the police department to respond because their vehicle is being stolen,’ Hamilton said. source

 


Police chase turns deadly: Two bystanders killed in pursuit crash in Panorama City

In Loving Memory Of Chris Teagarden,

God Bless You Chris Teagarden,
Glad We Met, Glad We Knew Each Other, May You Be In Peace Now,

Your friend, Philip.  I knew Chris from the Smokeshop industry for over 25 years

 

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Two innocent people who were getting tacos for their families were killed when a pursuit crash came to a violent end in the San Fernando Valley.

Two families were in mourning Wednesday following a devastating crash in Panorama City at the end of a police pursuit that left two fathers dead — innocent bystanders whose car was violently struck by the driver of an allegedly stolen pickup. Relatives and friends identified the pair who were killed as Chris Teagarden, 46, of Granada Hills, and Tim Schultz, 49, who were long-time friends….

A police chase across Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley took a horrific turn – ending with the deaths of two innocent bystanders Tuesday night.

SkyFOX was over a multiple-vehicle wreck around 8 p.m. near the intersection of Woodman Avenue and Lanark Street in Panorama City.

Authorities declared the two innocent people in the Civic dead at the scene. The coroner and family members have since identified the two victims as 47-year-old Christopher Teagarden and 49-year-old Timothy Schultz.

Family told FOX 11 the two were coming back from grabbing tacos down the street from where they lived when they were killed.

Teagarden’s sister said he is the father to a son that just turned 18, while Schultz has a 16-year-old daughter.

Timothy Schultz (left) and Christopher Teagarden (right) / Family-provided photos

The suspect has since been identified as 32-year-old Oscar Delacruz. He was booked into the LAPD Valley Jail on a felony murder charge.

A passenger in the suspect vehicle was treated at the scene and was also taken into police custody, LAPD officials said. That person has not yet been identified.

It is also unknown where the pickup truck may have been stolen from.


Stolen truck crashes into car, killing 2 in Panorama City

A police pursuit ended Tuesday night when the suspect driving a stolen pickup truck crashed into a sedan, killing two occupants inside the car.

The pursuit began just before 7:50 p.m. when Los Angeles police officers spotted a stolen Toyota Tacoma pickup truck on South Alvarado Street near Olympic Blvd. in the Westlake District.

The suspect driver “began to take evasive measures to get away from the officers,” LAPD Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton said in a news conference Tuesday night. The truck drove north on Woodman Ave. into Panorama City, about 17 miles away.

The truck crashed into a Honda Civic in the 13700 block of Lanark Street near Woodman Avenue. The impact mangled the Honda.

The driver and the passenger in the stolen truck fled on foot but were apprehended. One suspect was injured “during a use of force takedown” and was also shot with a Taser, Hamilton said.

2 lifelong friends ID’d as victims killed in Panorama City crash involving driver of stolen truck

PANORAMA CITY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Two lifelong friends in their 40s were identified as the two men killed when the driver of a stolen pickup truck slammed into their car in Panorama City while the suspect was fleeing from police.

Friends said the deceased victims were Tim Schultz and Chris Teagardin, who had known each other for well over 30 years.

“They were just fantastic,” said Stacy Spears, adding that Schultz has a daughter and Teagardin has a son. Spears described the victims’ deaths as “devastating” and “senseless, senseless, senseless.”

According to authorities, on Tuesday evening officers attempted to pull over the driver of a black pickup truck that was reportedly stolen. The suspect suddenly took off, kicking off the chase.

The pursuit was making its way though the San Fernando Valley shortly before 8 p.m. when the driver, accompanied by several passengers, crashed into a silver sedan at the intersection of Lanark Street and Woodman Avenue.

“I heard a big bang and I ran over to see if I can help the people,” a witness told ABC7. “It looks like it was already too late, and I saw the gentleman get out of the Tacoma and run that way.”

The innocent driver of the sedan and a passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. They were later identified by coroner’s officials as two men, ages 47 and 49. Their names were initially pending the notification of their families.

The Los Angeles Police Department said that due to the suspect’s dangerous driving, officers were in the process of going into tracking mode as a helicopter arrived on the scene of the chase. That’s when the crash occurred.

“This is a very tragic incident,” LAPD Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton told reporters. “We try to conduct these instances where we go in pursuit, as safely as possible, with all the tools that we have. That’s why we look at going in tracking mode as soon as we can.”

The suspect driver ran from the crash site but was chased down by police officers in a nearby parking lot, authorities said, adding that officers used a Taser to take him down.

Police said a second suspect also tried to get away but was taken into custody.

A third person, a woman, was also pulled from the pickup truck and was transported to a hospital in an unknown condition, investigators said.

The driver of the pickup, later identified as Oscar Delacruz, had been wanted on a felony warrant, police said. He was being held without bail Wednesday.

“He’s being charged with murder in regards to this matter, and we’ll work with the district attorney’s office into the further details of this case,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said. “And to the public that looks into the circumstances of why the department was pursuing that individual, was it consistent with out policies and expectations, we will have more information on that as the information becomes known.”

Authorities told Eyewitness News that officers believed one of the male suspects was possibly suffering from an overdose after ingesting a large amount of unknown narcotics.AIR7 HD was above the scene as the investigation unfolded. The two vehicles involved were left mangled near a sidewalk with large amounts of debris scattered around.