Police release name of carjacking suspect killed in high-speed crash in Kerrville

Suspect identified as Robbie Mario Ybarra, 46, of Bonham

A man suspected of stealing a car at gunpoint was killed after he led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a two-vehicle crash, Kerrville police said. (Copyright 2023 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

KERRVILLE, TexasStory updated on Oct. 24:

Kerrville police released the name of a man who they said carjacked a vehicle and then was killed in a high-speed chase.

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The suspect was identified as Robbie Mario Ybarra, 46, of Bonham.

Police said that Ybarra had an extensive criminal history dating back to 1995.

Original Story:

A man suspected of stealing a car at gunpoint was killed after he led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon, Kerrville police said.

Police received a call at about 1:48 p.m. about an attempted carjacking in a business parking lot in the 1200 block of Junction Highway.

About two minutes later, someone called 911 call to report that a man had stolen their 2022 Honda sedan from the same parking lot.

Several KPD officers responded to the area and spotted the stolen vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Sidney Baker North, police said. Officers tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver didn’t stop. Moments later, the Honda collided with a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck in the 1800 block of Sidney Baker North.

The driver of the stolen car was killed, police said. The driver of the pickup, a 64-year-old man, was taken to a Kerrville hospital and then airlifted to a San Antonio hospital. The man’s condition was not available.

KPD has launched an investigation into the carjacking and crash.


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