Press Conference – Suspect Arrested – NA23011jc

January 26, 2023

South Traffic Division Detectives will be announcing the arrest of the Suspect from the Fatal Hit and Run that took the lives of both 13-year-old Chris and 18-month-old Damian Amaya-Pineda.

Thursday, January 26, 2023
11:00 a.m.

South Traffic Division (Lower level parking at Baldwin Hills Mall)
4125 S. Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles

Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Los Angeles City Council Member, District 8
Deputy Chief Donald Graham
Captain II, Jay Hom, South Traffic Division, Area Command
Detective III, Ryan Moreno, South Traffic Division, CIFU
Police Officer II Gerald Chavarria, South Traffic Division, CIFU
Amaya-Pineda family

On January 9, 2023, around 7:55 a.m., the Amaya-Pineda family was traveling westbound 111th Pl through Main St when a vehicle traveling southbound, at a high rate of speed, ran a mid-phase red light and struck the family. Brother’s Chris and Damian were both killed from injuries sustained from the collision. The Suspect abandoned his disabled vehicle and fled on foot without stopping and/or rendering aid to the victims.

After conducting an extensive investigation, South Traffic Detectives identified and arrested the suspect responsible for taking the lives of Chris and Damian Amaya-Pineda. South Traffic Division Detectives will also provide an update on the status of the case.

For additional information, please contact Detective III Ryan Moreno, South Traffic Division at (424) 298-7898 or Police Officer II Gerald Chavarria.