Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Elim Church, parking lot
Northeast Corner of Hoover Street and 85th Street
Captain Jay Hom, South Traffic Division, Commanding Officer
Detective Ryan Moreno, South Traffic Division
Officer Andrew Guzman, South Traffic Division
Angelica Chavarria (Wife of deceased victim)
Additional family members and friends of the victim
On February 26, 2022, around 7:15 p.m. a family of three was crossing eastbound 84th and Hoover Street in a marked crosswalk. The suspect’s vehicle went into oncoming southbound lanes at a high rate of speed and struck the victim. In his final moments, the victim pushed his wife out of harm’s way and tossed his baby in the air towards the sidewalk, saving their lives. Unfortunately, the victim received a brunt of the impact from the suspect’s vehicle and succumbed to his injuries sustained from the collision. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.
Video and Images will be provided at News Conference
If anyone has any information on the suspect vehicle, please notify South Traffic Detective Moreno or Officer Guzman, at 323-421-2500. After hours please contact South Traffic Division’s Watch Commander at 323-421-2570.