Victim: Suspect in Valley-wide pursuit, crime-spree took my truck

Posted at 5:42 PM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-18 17:23:21-04

The whole ordeal is stained in Jim Darling's memory, but suspect's blood is stained in his car seats.

"It was a pool of blood right there," said Darling, pointing to the floor on the driver's side of his vehicle.

He is now driving around his white pick-up truck with a trash bag on his seat that was given to him by the CSI team. 

"They wanted to take the truck for three or four days and clean it out and do all that," Darling explained. "I needed it for work, so I said, 'Oh, I'll take care of if,' but didn't know it was going to be that big of a process." 

It's a process no one wants to be part of it in the first place. 

Darling was rummaging through his truck Wednesday morning near 67th Avenue and Bell Road when a single shot rang out. 

"It was all quiet and then all I heard was a gun shot," said Darling. "Pow!" 

The suspect, 25-year-old Todd Munson, limped over to Darling to demand his truck. 

"And he jumped in the truck and I saw he was trying to get the truck started and his leg was out and he was bleeding on the ground," Darling said. "I knew he had been shot or he shot himself or something." 

Munson fled the area leading police on an all-day hunt. Police have connected him to eight different crimes that day, including an alleged murder near 48th Street and Elliot earlier Wednesday morning.

Police shot and killed Munson after, police said, he pointed a gun at an officer.

"It didn't end up real good, but I'm thankful nobody else got hurt," said Darling.