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Man turns himself in to police in Inglewood hit and run

August 4, 2009 |  6:03 pm

A possible suspect in the hit-and-run killing of a 14-year old boy in Inglewood turned himself in to police this afternoon, authorities said.

The man showed up at the Inglewood Police Department about 3:30 p.m. with his attorney, said Lt. Mike McBride. “He purportedly claims to be involved in the incident,” McBride said.

The man was arrested and was being booked this afternoon.

Semaj Spencer of Inglewood was hit after 1 a.m. Sunday as he crossed Imperial Highway. Witnesses told authorities that the boy was dragged about 50 feet and that the driver fled the scene.

McBride said Inglewood police received a phone tip late Monday and as a result went to a location in Hawthorne, where they found a car that may have been involved in the hit and run.

Police declined to release details on the man, citing the ongoing investigation.

“There is still a lot we have to verify,” McBride said.

--Robert J. Lopez