Three suspects led police on a high-speed chase before their arrest.

An elderly woman was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by armed thugs who attempted to rob her and her husband outside a high-end mall in Orange County, California. The Newport Beach Police Department reported that the incident began when two males approached the couple outside the Barnes and Noble bookstore at Fashion Island shopping center on Tuesday at about 3:30 p.m.

The couple fought back during the robbery attempt. A getaway car, described as a white Toyota Camry, pulled up to the altercation, and one of the suspects fired his gun several times but missed. As the suspects fled in the Toyota, the driver ran over the woman, killing her instantly. “Tragically and unfortunately, she was deceased there in the roadway,” said Newport PD Sgt. Steve Oberon.

The suspects then led police on a high-speed chase through Los Angeles, reaching speeds up to 110 mph. They abandoned the car in South Gate and attempted to flee on foot but were captured and arrested by police.

Newport Beach Mayor Will O’Neill commended law enforcement for their swift response. “You know, frankly, to hell with these guys,” O’Neill said. “They knew exactly what they were doing when they decided to come into our city to commit a crime, and a woman is dead because of it.”

The deceased woman was later identified as 68-year-old Patricia McKay.

The suspects were identified as 28-year-old Leroyernest Joseph McCrary of Compton, 18-year-old Jaden Cunningham of Lancaster, and 18-year-old Malachi Darnell of Los Angeles.