Name of man killed in high-speed purs...

Name of man killed in high-speed pursuit released

There are 80 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from May 14, 2008, titled Name of man killed in high-speed pursuit released. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

Officials have released the name of a man killed after leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle Tuesday.

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Anonymus

United States

#1 May 14, 2008
WTF?
Diana Bonilla

San Bernardino, CA

#2 May 14, 2008
Patrick was far from a bad person. He was around the wrong people, as a matter of fact it was his stupid girlfriend who got him using drugs. Now with that stupid decision he made getting back with her, we lost a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend. I loved Patrick very much and I will miss him dearly.
David418

Riverside, CA

#3 May 14, 2008
stupid is as stupid does
Fed Up

Ontario, CA

#4 May 14, 2008
A momentary bad decision that cost this young man his life...

For our youth...pause a moment...think before you act...please.
Kirk Rose

AOL

#5 May 14, 2008
what ever happened to those none lethal rounds that the police always brag about using in cases like thes that are so suppose to be so effective in stopping suspects and not firing on people in residential areas as to not endanger the public, there seems to have been a lot of residents in that area that could have been put in harms way by all the shooting by the police officers, and i t dosen't seem as if the suspect was firing any wepons back at them
DoneDeal

United States

#6 May 14, 2008
Thats life, being a bad person takes little to become and eliminates all the good the person was. From others perspective of his actions, he is deemed to be a person gone bad.
PASADENA RESIDENT

Los Angeles, CA

#7 May 14, 2008
Diana Bonilla wrote:
Patrick was far from a bad person. He was around the wrong people, as a matter of fact it was his stupid girlfriend who got him using drugs. Now with that stupid decision he made getting back with her, we lost a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend. I loved Patrick very much and I will miss him dearly.
Sorry to his family and friends,but you can't blame other people for what he CHOSE to do or take.
RIP

Los Angeles, CA

#8 May 14, 2008
RIP Patrick. will be missed. Love and respect to his family. He'll be in alot of peeps hearts. And his girlfriend thats what I hear around, she started up and it was a matter of time he did. Young life taken away... Shes lucky she's still here never got a bullet. Now what is she gonna do? Wake up girl- you done f yourself.
Amanda W_Patricks Cousin

Gilbert, AZ

#9 May 14, 2008
Think before you speak, people. This is someone's son, grandson,uncle,brother,nephew, cousin, and great friend to many. There is an entire community of family and friends grieving for the loss of our beloved Patrick. He was a genuine kind hearted soul, and this world has lost a shining star. Made some bad decisions, yes. Did those decision's physically harm anyone? NO. Did he deserve to die? Absolutely not. What would you be saying if it was YOUR son?? I thank you Uncle Kirk, and Diana Bonilla for standing up for him, as he would have undoubtedly done for us. REST IN PEACE BUD!!! UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Summer

Victorville, CA

#10 May 14, 2008
As I said before Patrick made a bad decision but he didn't deserve to die the way he did. He left family and friends that love him very much and will never forget him. As his aunt I can say he was a great person with a big heart he just got himself in a bad situation. I hope that he can teach people especially the ones closest to him what drugs can do to you. He is in a better place now where he will have no pain and no suffering. I hope everyone can just remember the difference he made in the lives of the people he knew. We will never forget you Patrick, R.I.P.
sgv619

Los Angeles, CA

#11 May 15, 2008
Stold 1 car, evade police, stoled a truck, and rammed into squad cars with an intent to flee and possibly harm the men and women behind the badge. Now, all those who love and care about him dearly, how do you justify his actions "if" he killed an innocent bystander or a policeman/policwomen? Would he still be that great person still? Yes, the suspect was someones son, brother and so on, but to society, he's just another criminal taken down for his actions and no one else. I doubt many people have any sympathy for someone who commit not 1 or 2 or 3, but multiple crimes in 1 instance. I hope this will teach the many young people what Karma is...
Give me a break

United States

#12 May 15, 2008
Kirk Rose wrote:
what ever happened to those none lethal rounds that the police always brag about using in cases like thes that are so suppose to be so effective in stopping suspects and not firing on people in residential areas as to not endanger the public, there seems to have been a lot of residents in that area that could have been put in harms way by all the shooting by the police officers, and i t dosen't seem as if the suspect was firing any wepons back at them
First of all, driving ANY motor vehicle and using it with deadly force is considered assualt with a deadly weapon (felony). Obviously, the suspect did not comply with repeated demands to exit the vehicle, but chose to use the vehicle as his weapon of choice. It would have been acceptable if he had run down a Deputy or CHP officer trying to escape? The suspect was given numerous opportunities to end the chase, but did not, instead escalating a traffic stop that should have been fairly routine (yeah, they would have been ordered out of the vehicle at gunpoint) into a high risk situation, making foolish actions that ultimately put officers in fear for their lives.(I personally would not relish the idea of being run down by a vehicle driven by someone who was obviously under the influence) I agree with the previous posts, in that while I am sorry that a son, brother, cousin, friend, etc., was killed, the choices made were the suspect's alone. He was in control of where and how this would end, and made the worst decisions from the start, ending in his death at the hands of officers whom he was trying to harm, perhaps even kill. Stop trying to blame LE. Why was he in a stolen car to begin with? Grand and the 60 Fwy is a pretty good distance away from where he ended up in Covina. Why didn't he just stop and give up the minute the CHP lit him up? Only he knew why he ran. And in doing so, it cost him his life.
Pico Resident

North Bergen, NJ

#13 May 15, 2008
Amanda W_Patricks Cousin wrote:
Think before you speak, people. This is someone's son, grandson,uncle,brother,nephew, cousin, and great friend to many. There is an entire community of family and friends grieving for the loss of our beloved Patrick. He was a genuine kind hearted soul, and this world has lost a shining star. Made some bad decisions, yes. Did those decision's physically harm anyone? NO. Did he deserve to die? Absolutely not. What would you be saying if it was YOUR son?? I thank you Uncle Kirk, and Diana Bonilla for standing up for him, as he would have undoubtedly done for us. REST IN PEACE BUD!!! UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
It is a tragedy. But just because he didn't hurt anyone didn't mean he didn't try to. I think DELIBERATELY ramming a vehicle into police officers is pretty dangerous. Maybe if he was one of the officers you'd be singing a different tune. Let's stop making excuses(even for family/friends) We need to take responsibility for our OWN actions. Unfortunately, he made some bad decisions that cost him his life...Another STATISTIC.
utterly disgusted

Los Angeles, CA

#14 May 15, 2008
Diana, I am truly sorry for your loss. I knew them both. They were BOTH wonderful people. However, your comment is not fair AT ALL that it was HER that got him using drugs. They met each other in sobriety. So Patrick had a drug problem long before SHE came along. Nobody forced it down patricks throat, up his nose, or in his veins. He made a CHOICE, and unfortunatley, his CHOICE cost him his life. And it was NOT HER that was driving the car, it was patrick. People have to be accountable for their own actions and choices, and unfortunatley, patricks choices led him to death.
Diana Bonilla wrote:
Patrick was far from a bad person. He was around the wrong people, as a matter of fact it was his stupid girlfriend who got him using drugs. Now with that stupid decision he made getting back with her, we lost a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend. I loved Patrick very much and I will miss him dearly.
utterly disgusted

Los Angeles, CA

#15 May 15, 2008
I TOTALLY AGREE! People always want to blame somebody else for THEIR actions.
PASADENA RESIDENT wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry to his family and friends,but you can't blame other people for what he CHOSE to do or take.
Amanda W_Patricks Cousin

Gilbert, AZ

#16 May 15, 2008
My problem here is with you people and your callous snide remarks about him and his death as if it is nothing, no big deal. Nice that you can make a quick 2 second judgement from information you have only read from the press. Let me see how clean YOUR hands are. Show your faulty actions to us, and let us deem you worthy or not of life. None of you have the right to judge your fellow man. The only paece I an get from this is to know that Patrick is in a better place now, and he is freed from this cold bitter world. WE LOVE YOU PATRICK!
Pico Resident

North Bergen, NJ

#17 May 15, 2008
Amanda W_Patricks Cousin wrote:
My problem here is with you people and your callous snide remarks about him and his death as if it is nothing, no big deal. Nice that you can make a quick 2 second judgement from information you have only read from the press. Let me see how clean YOUR hands are. Show your faulty actions to us, and let us deem you worthy or not of life. None of you have the right to judge your fellow man. The only paece I an get from this is to know that Patrick is in a better place now, and he is freed from this cold bitter world. WE LOVE YOU PATRICK!
The difference between all of us and you is that you don't like to read the truth. We're not stating we're clean and perfect. He made HORRIBLE decisions that could have killed someone. Don't you understand that because of the decsions HE MADE you're mourning right now. That's not our comments hurting you...THAT'S HIS DOING. I feel for you, but you're very ignorant.
Lucky13

Huntington, NY

#18 May 15, 2008
utterly disgusted wrote:
Diana, I am truly sorry for your loss. I knew them both. They were BOTH wonderful people. However, your comment is not fair AT ALL that it was HER that got him using drugs. They met each other in sobriety. So Patrick had a drug problem long before SHE came along. Nobody forced it down patricks throat, up his nose, or in his veins. He made a CHOICE, and unfortunatley, his CHOICE cost him his life. And it was NOT HER that was driving the car, it was patrick. People have to be accountable for their own actions and choices, and unfortunatley, patricks choices led him to death.
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I agree that it all comes down to OUR choices...BUT you cant discredit the influence that people have on one's self!!! I knew Patrick and know that he was an AMAZINGLY LOVING GUY, who in the right mind wouldnt hurt a soul! And to sit here and bicker about whos right and wrong is dumb. That will not change what has happened here. Lets just remember that friends and family will be reading what people say here and try to have respect for them!!! He WILL be missed and for once can people just leave the negativity behind......I love and miss you Patrick!
Lucky13

Huntington, NY

#19 May 15, 2008
Pico Resident wrote:
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The difference between all of us and you is that you don't like to read the truth. We're not stating we're clean and perfect. He made HORRIBLE decisions that could have killed someone. Don't you understand that because of the decsions HE MADE you're mourning right now. That's not our comments hurting you...THAT'S HIS DOING. I feel for you, but you're very ignorant.
Those of us who knew Patrick know that he is gone for what his decisions were that night. We are not stupid!!!! Did you know him? Or are you just riding on through reading articles and spewing your judgment in the comment sections. You made your point clear, now move on.
Amanda W_Patricks Cousin

Gilbert, AZ

#20 May 15, 2008
well said Lucky13. I am done with these arguments. I think these cowards behind their computer screens get satisfaction out of it. I am not ashamed to say that I love my baby cousin, forever. This situation has not changed that. And neither will these idiots contrite statements change any of our love for him. REST IN PEACE PATRICK! UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!

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