DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA (CBS/AP) — A man who fired at Daytona Beach Police officers told investigators he shot his pregnant girlfriend, police said.
Marvin Calvin Jones, 22, remained hospitalized Sunday after being shot multiple times by officers. Jones was charged with first-degree attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, according to Volusia County Jail records. He was not immediately charged in the woman’s shooting.
Jones is from Charlestown, Massachusetts and is wanted for an armed robbery that occurred January 10 in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
The unidentified woman had just gotten off a plane Saturday night when Jones picked her up at the Daytona Beach International Airport, according to a police news release. Jones had a gun with him in the car, but sped away once officers arrived.
When officers tried to stop him, Jones got out near a hotel and fired several rounds at officers. He got back in his car and took off. Jones then stopped at an intersection near Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he got out of his car and fired again at the officers.
One officer struck Jones with his cruiser. Jones ran away and continued firing rounds at officers. The officers returned fire, striking him.
When he was apprehended, Jones told police he “had hoped they would kill him and that he had just shot his wife,” according to police. The woman was found slumped over in the car with at least one gunshot wound. She and Jones were taken to Halifax Hospital trauma center for treatment.
Police said the two were in a relationship but were not married. The woman was shot in the chest and was 14 weeks pregnant, police said.
Even with his statement to police, it was not immediately known if the woman was wounded during the police chase.
“We really don’t know what happened inside that vehicle,” said Det. John Creamer. “She did receive at least one gunshot wound, but the origin is not known at this time.”
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