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Long Beach police searching for hit-and-run homicide suspect

A hit-and-run crash that took the life of a Long Beach man is being treated by investigators as a murder, authorities said Saturday.

Police responded to the crash scene, in the 1100 block of Stanley Avenue, around 12:50 a.m. and concluded that a man driving a green Dodge pickup deliberately struck and killed 27-year-old Yon Chreng.

Detectives said the driver of the truck hit a vehicle while heading northbound on Stanley. Chreng attempted to wave him down to keep him from fleeing. But the driver aimed his truck at Chreng, hitting him and dragging him a short distance before hitting three more cars, police said.

Chreng was declared dead at the scene. The driver abandoned his truck and fled on foot, officials said.

Anyone with information are advised to call Long Beach Homicide Dets. Hugo Cortes and David Rios at (562) 570-7244.

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-- David Zahniser

 
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