MONTEBELLO - A Montebello woman was critically injured Friday when her boyfriend allegedly chased and rammed her car which struck a tree and burst into flames.
Montebello police Lt. Mike Flores said the woman sustained multiple injuries and remains at a hospital.
Detectives arrested her boyfriend, 22-year-old Jason Tapia of Los Angeles, on suspicion of attempted murder. He was booked at the Montebello jail and is being held without bail since he has a parole hold. Police also have the pickup truck he used.
The incident started at 4:15 a.m. Friday.
Flores said the woman called police to say she was being chased.
Officers headed to 4th Street and Whittier Boulevard but before they arrived, Flores said a bystander called 9-1-1 to report a car that crashed and was burning on 7th Street and Whittier Boulevard.
"The investigation shows her boyfriend had been chasing the victim from Pico Rivera and began ramming her vehicle when (they) entered Montebello, causing her car to crash into a tree," Flores said.