Fresno man pistol whips woman, leads police on chase

Alex Carmona
Alex Carmona
Meth, Pot and Scale
Crash Scene
Interior of Suspect Car
Razor wire
Front end damage of suspect car
Posted at 3:21 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 18:36:39-05

A Fresno man was arrested after he entered his ex-girlfriend's home struck her with the weapon and then led police on a chase topping 90 mph.

According to a statement released by the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, at "around 8:45 am Thursday, deputies responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon inside a home located near W. Olive and N Blythe Avenues in Fresno. Deputies learned from the female victim that her ex-boyfriend, Alex Carmona, entered her home without permission and confronted her. The two got into an argument and Carmona pointed a gun at her and another adult in the house. Carmona hit the woman in the head with the gun, at which time a round was fired and went through a wall. The woman’s four-year-old daughter was very close to the area where the bullet traveled. Carmona got into a white Toyota Camry and drove away."

The woman called 9-1-1 and provided a description of Carmona's car.

"Around 9:45 a.m., a deputy spotted the car driving near Chestnut and Lane Avenues in southeast Fresno. The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop, but Carmona refused to pull over and lead the deputy on a pursuit. Carmona drove at speeds up to 90 mph on Chestnut."

After hitting a dead-end, Carmona jumped out of the car and attempted to flee on foot, jumping fences lined with razor wire, before he was apprehended by sheriff's deputies.

After searching the car, deputies found methamphetamine, marijuana, a scale, pipe, cash and packaging for sales of narcotics. Carmona was charged with burglary, assault, negligent discharge of a firearm, child endangerment, evading police and possession of drugs for sale.