On Tuesday night, a minor from Huntington Beach, Calif., was arrested in relation to a series of three hit-and-run incidents, seemingly directed at cyclists, resulting in the death of one individual. The unnamed youth was taken into custody around 9 p.m. and placed in Orange County Juvenile Hall.
The Huntington Beach Police Department announced the news through a press release, stating that the minor faces one charge of homicide and two charges of assault with a deadly weapon. The tragic events occurred on Sunday night when three cyclists were struck, claiming the life of 70-year-old Steven Gonzales from Huntington Beach.
All three accidents transpired within a 45-minute window and took place within a distance of less than one mile from each other.
“I would like to commend the detectives who investigated these terrible crimes for their tireless work in apprehending a dangerous suspect,” Huntington Beach Chief of Police Eric Parra said.“I would also like to thank the public for their tips and support as we searched for the perpetrator. The safety of our city is our top priority, and I want to reassure the community that they are safe.
According to authorities, the investigation is ongoing.