CORONA (CBS) â A murder suspect was behind bars Monday after allegedly running over and killing a local grandfather on purpose.READ MORE: Enrollment Down 6% At LAUSD Schools
Riverside County deputies say 68-year-old Herman Villalobos was riding his bikeÂ Sunday along Windsong Street in Corona, just a few blocks from his home, when a male driver intentionally plowed his car into the man.
The driver took off, leaving Villalobos in the street to be discovered by his neighbors.
âI came out and the man was laying here in the street,â said a tearful Desiree Connelly. âHis bike was across the street. I feel so sorry for that familyâ
Anthony Ray Lopez, 23, of Anaheim was arrested Monday in connection with Villalobosâ death.
The victimâs son Joseph Villalobos says Lopez is a stranger.
âMy dad, he was a very loving man,â said Joseph. âI think itâs absolutely disgusting that my dad was run down, recklessly, for no reason.â
Joseph says his family also lost his mother and his sister within the past year.
âWhoever did this, I hope they can feel the pain that we feel,â said Joseph. âThis person made me and my sister orphans.â
Investigators say witnesses helped track down the Lopez. He was being held in lieu if $1 million bail.MORE NEWS: Latino Restaurant Association Kicks Off DINE LATINO Restaurant Week
The motive for the killing is unknown.