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Santa Rosa Police Search for Violent Carjacking Suspect

Police continue searching for the suspect in a violent carjacking in Santa Rosa.

The incident occurred near the intersection of First and A streets Sunday.

Video shows Rico Richards Leaton-Gomez, of Windsor, approaching a pickup truck offering to buy it.

Police said he then punched the 67-year-old driver through his open window, opened the door and did it again, then dragged the victim out of the truck and hit him several more times.

Leaton-Gomez got into the driver’s seat and started to drive away, but then got out and fled on foot. 

He was recently released from prison for a previous carjacking, police said. 

As for the victim, police found him lying in the street unconscious. He suffered significant cuts to his face and a broken nose.

Source: NBC Bay Area

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