HANFORD — A man has been arrested after Hanford Police Department officials said he threatened with a loaded firearm and tried to carjack a person who had given him a ride.
Around noon on Sunday, Hanford Police officers were dispatched to the Walgreens drug store located in the 700 block of West Grangeville Boulevard for a report of a man with a gun and a fight outside of the store.
Upon arrival, officers said they were flagged down by the victim who stated that a male tried to carjack him at gunpoint and had fled the scene. The victim told officers that he was able to subdue the suspect by hitting him and was able to get the gun away from the suspect.
Officers located a man walking away from the scene who was bloody and police said they believed him to be the suspect in the carjacking. They detained 29-year-old Juvencio Islas and he was given medical attention for his injuries.
During the course of the investigation, officials said the victim showed officers where the firearm was located and they seized the loaded revolver.
Police said they learned that the victim had given Islas, another male and two females a ride from the east side of town to the Walgreens.
Once there, police said the other occupants of the vehicle left, but Islas stayed back. They said Islas brandished the loaded revolver and attempted to steal the victim’s car, moving it a few feet before the victim was able to stop and subdue him.
Authorities said Islas was transported to Kaweah Delta hospital for his injuries and was later booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of carjacking and committing a felony with a loaded firearm.
Detectives said they are still following up to try and locate the other parties who were present during the incident.