Hit-And-Run Crash on Magnolia Avenue Kills 1 Man
Long Beach, CA (July 23, 2020) – On Thursday, a man who tried to stop a thief in a liquor store was struck and killed in a hit-and-run on Magnolia Avenue and West Anaheim Street.
The accident happened at about 10:40 p.m. when the victim jumped on the hood of the suspect’s car as he was fleeing.
Police said the victim may have worked as a security guard.
Apparently, the suspect drove with the victim on the hood for about three blocks. Then, the victim fell onto Anaheim Street, where he was hit by a coming white utility van.
Both of the vehicles fled the scene. The officers found the victim lying in the street and was pronounced at the scene.
It is not yet certain if police have surveillance video from the liquor store, or of the incident itself.
Moreover, the witnesses described the liquor store thief as Black with a skinny build. He is approximately 40-years-old, 5-foot-7. He is dark-haired and has a mustache. The suspect was last seen driving a four-door sedan.
Meanwhile, description of the utility van driver is not yet available.
Please call detectives at 562-570-7355 if you have information on the hit-and-run incident.
Sweet Lawyers express their condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. May you find strength in this time of pain.
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