One Dead After Hacienda Heights Hit-and-Run

Witnesses told NBC4 they heard an altercation late Sunday

By Toni Guinyard and Jonathan Lloyd
|  Monday, Feb 25, 2013  |  Updated 1:09 PM PDT
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Authorities are attempting to determine what led to the death of a man on a Hacienda Heights street. Toni Guinyard reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Monday Feb. 25, 2013.

Authorities are attempting to determine what led to the death of a man on a Hacienda Heights street. Toni Guinyard reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Monday Feb. 25, 2013.

Mourners left flowers, candles and other items at the site where a man was found dead in what was reported as a hit-and-run case late Sunday in Hacienda Heights.

Homicide detectives were dispatched to the 1800 block of Wickshire Avenue (map) at about 9:30 p.m. A deceased victim at the location died from blunt force trauma, according to investigators.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are attempting to determine whether the hit-and-run death is connected to an altercation involving the man and several motorists. Neighbors told NBC4 they could hear "screaming" before the discovery of the body.

Jasmine Gutierrez said she has known the victim, a man in his early 20s, since junior high school.

"All I heard was screaming and fighting," Gutierrez said.

A man told NBC4 he was stabbed in the neck and arm at the location Sunday night during an altercation with the man, who was crossing a street. The man, who returned to the scene early Monday, was with three friends in a vehicle when they were waiting for the man to cross the street. The motorists got out of the vehicle when the man began hitting their car, he said.

The attacker was struck by another vehicle during the altercation, the man told NBC4.

Investigators have not confirmed the witness' report.

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