Driver Arrested In Hit-And-Run That Killed Wheelchair-Bound Man

POMONA (AP) — Police in Pomona say an anonymous tip led to the arrest of an unlicensed driver suspected in a hit-and-run crash that killed a homeless man in a wheelchair.

Sgt. Robert DeVee says 43-year-old Alejandro Ambriz of Ontario was arrested Monday on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.

Investigators suspect Ambriz was driving a gray Saab involved in the fatal crash late Sunday on a commercial street near downtown.

Ambriz is being held on $1.05 million bail and is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday.

Charles Atterbury died at the scene. Atterbury, 49, was homeless and had lost a leg when he was hit by a car two years ago.

DeVee says Ambriz does not have a valid driver’s license.

Ambriz had called a friend to pick him up and recover the vehicle, which was taken to a nearby auto body shop in Montclair where it was being stored, DeVee said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the friend is being investigated.

An anonymous witness came forward after news of the crash was publicized and assisted the officers with some missing details of the investigation, leading to Amriz’ identity and arrest, DeVee said.

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  1. ZumaMom says:

    Hispanic guy, what a shocker.

    1. Diana says:

      You want to know another thing about Transgender people. Well, you pu$sies think you need so much protection from me when I already get paid more licking buttlips than what most of you’ll ever see with or without these people. Jail is punishment, but constitutionally it can’t be “cruel or unusual,” so every time you brain dead pu$sies give in and vote for more tough on crime laws check from where the “ferry dust” is coming. Transgender is not sexual deviance, know your terms, dumba-$ses.

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  2. Diana says:

    Pomona is crawling with unlicensed illegal aliens, just like every other sanctuary city.

    1. ZumaMom says:

      ou want to know another thing about Transgender people. Well, you pu$sies think you need so much protection from me when I already get paid more licking buttlips than what most of you’ll ever see with or without these people. Jail is punishment, but constitutionally it can’t be “cruel or unusual,” so every time you brain dead pu$sies give in and vote for more tough on crime laws check from where the “ferry dust” is coming. Transgender is not sexual deviance, know your terms, dumba-$ses.

      I’m MIKE, the Original Internet PU$SY BlTCH, and lick BUTTH0LES

  3. Thunderspreck says:

    Too bad Ambriz didn’t crash into a fire department and croak like the robber in the other story, but for him to do that would probably be asking too much.

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