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News Release

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Two Pedestrians Intentionally Struck by a Vehicle NR14228wr

Los Angeles:  On June 8, 2014, at around 11:25 p.m., a verbal argument ensued between a group of men inside the Food-For-Less market located at 4910 Huntington Drive South in the City of Los Angeles. This argument escalated into a physical altercation that was witnessed by a security guard who ordered two of the men out of the market.

When the two men exited the marked they entered an unidentified silver Honda Accord, drove to an area of the parking lot, turned off their head lights and waited for the five men who they had just engaged in a physical altercation to exit the market. As the men exited the market, the driver of the Honda Accord immediately accelerated his vehicle and intentionally drove in the direction of the men resulting in his vehicle colliding with two of them.

The driver of the Honda immediately fled the scene of the incident in an unknown direction.

The two pedestrians, twenty-three year old, Arturo Rueles, a resident of Los Angeles, and twenty-three year old, Jesse Alvarez, a resident of Palmdale, were transported to a local hospital with severe injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Central Traffic Division Detectives, Detective Michael Kaden or Officer Robert Palma at 213-486-0750, or 213-486-0754.  During non-business hours or on weekends, contact Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-833-3746, or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”