Darnell Washington, 24, and his wife Tania, 25, are on the run after Tania helped her husband escape from Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center in Devore, California, reports KTLA.com.
After breaking free from the joint, the criminal minded couple stopped at a 7-11 convenience store. Something about them struck a sheriff’s deputy as “suspicious,” so he ran their plates and discovered they were listed as “armed and dangerous.”
The deputy called for backup and confronted Washington and his wife when they exited the store, prompting the gun battle.
Authorities say Washington emerged from the rear of the vehicle exchanged gunfire with the deputy, wounding him.
The couple then fled after allegedly carjacking another vehicle.
Washington and his wife later abandoned the stolen vehicle in South Gate before carjacking another vehicle — a 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager, light blue, CA License No. 3PHK484.
The Plymouth Voyager has not been recovered, according to officials.
The deputy was air-lifted to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the 2012 Bonnie and Clyde are still on the run.
Their descriptions are as follows:
Darnell Washington, is described as a black man, standing about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 197 lbs [According to The Times-Standard.com, he also has a forearm tattoo, which reads ‘By Any Means]. Tania Washington, is a black woman standing about 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing about 130 lbs.
According to the Los Cerritos News, the couple is suspected of being involved in a violent crime spree across at least two counties in Southern California.