California homeless man who plowed into teens, killing 1, wanted for other crimes, including stabbing: police

A homeless man in California is charged with killing a teenager and injuring three others when he intentionally hit them with his car, police said

A homeless man accused of plowing his vehicle into a group of teenagers in California, resulting in one dead, is wanted for a string of crimes in various cities, authorities said. 

Austin Eis, 24, faces multiple felony charges in connection with the Tuesday incident. He is charged with murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting a police officer, and brandishing, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. 

Authorities believe Eis was homeless and living in his car. 


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Austin Eis, 24, allegedly killed a high school student and injured three others when he intentionally plowed into them with a car, authorities said.   (Ventura County Sheriff’s Office)

Deputies were called Tuesday afternoon near Westlake High School in Thousand Oaks and found a sedan had driven off the side of a road and flipped over, FOX Los Angeles reported. Investigators said Eis drove the car into four high school students. One student, identified by relatives as 15-year-old Wesley Welling, died at the scene. 

The other three victims, a 15-year-old boy and two girls, ages 14 and 16, were taken to a hospital. The sheriff’s office said two of the victims have since been released. The other remains in critical condition. 

Eis was wanted before the crash in connection with the stabbing of a Walmart employee in Simi Valley. The employee was being treated at a hospital. 

“Violence like this can’t be tolerated, and we’re disgusted by what happened at our Simi Valley store,” a Walmart  statement to Fox News Digital said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with our associate for a healthy recovery, and we’ll work closely with local law enforcement throughout their investigation.” 

California homeless man kills students

A car allegedly driven by Austin Eis flipped over after he plowed into a group of high school students, police said.  (Fox Los Angeles)


Eis is also wanted in connection to a domestic violence incident involving family members in Camarillo, which allegedly occurred after the stabbing. 

He is being held on $5 million bail and is expected to appear in court Thursday. 

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