Hit-and-run witness struck and killed by driver who had hit parked vehicle

On Saturday, March 24, at approximately 12:50am, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to the 1100 block of Stanley Avenue regarding a call that had initially begun as a hit-and-run incident, which police are now investigating as a murder.
Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives determined that a male adult driving a green Dodge pick-up truck was travelling northbound in the 1100 block of Stanley Avenue when he struck a parked vehicle. A witness to the collision, identified as 27-year-old Yon Chreng of Long Beach, attempted to wave down the driver to keep him from fleeing. At that time, detectives believe the driver aimed his vehicle at Chreng, running him down and dragging him a short distance before striking three additional parked vehicles. The suspect then fled on foot, leaving the vehicle behind at the scene.
Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and determined the victim deceased at the scene. Long Beach Police Accident Investigation detectives responded to the scene and were later joined by homicide detectives as the investigation progressed and additional details were learned.
Information relating to the driver is not being released at this time, and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is asked to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes and David Rios at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting tipsoft.com.

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