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Driver accused of running over a man on purpose, killing him

October 30, 2011 |  3:31 pm

A Rancho Cucamonga man was being held on suspicion of murder after he allegedly drove his car over another man in Pico Rivera.

Alfredo Campos, Jr. 38, was arrested shortly after the incident at 1:19 a.m. Sunday near Passons Boulevard and Telegraph Road. 

Witnesses told sheriff's deputies that Campos and the 38-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, had gotten into a fight and that Campos got into his car and deliberately ran over the other man, according to a statement released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

A deputy on patrol nearby arrived at the scene as Campos was fleeing, according to the sheriff's statement. Deputies stopped Campos at Slauson Avenue and Boer Street in an unincorporated section of Whittier and arrested him.

Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. 


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— Abby Sewell