Long Beach police have arrested a suspect in a fatal stab-and-run case involving a pedestrian.
The suspect, Jose Trujillo, 42, was driving a pickup truck at “high speed” when it struck the victim, who was standing next to his parked vehicle near the intersection of 45th Street and Atlantic Avenue just after 3 p.m. Friday, according to police.
Officials said Trujillo then drove off, crashing into another vehicle. He never stopped to examine the victim.
Officers patrolling the area lowered the flag and found the unidentified victim, who was sandwiched between two vehicles, authorities said.
Officers assisted until the man was transported to a hospital, where he died, authorities said. The victim has not been identified.
Trujillo was later found in the area of 56th Street and Rose Avenue in Long Beach, where he was taken into custody, police said. Trujillo was arrested on one count of murder, one count of driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily harm, and one count of hit and run resulting in death or injury. His bail was set at $2 million.
Police are asking anyone with information about the hit-and-run crash to contact Det. Kelsey Myers of the Long Beach Police Department details the crash investigation at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips can be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477).