IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — The Irvine Police Department has arrested a man they say ran over and then fatally stabbed a man that he believed was having an affair with his wife.
The suspect has been identified as Hongli Sun, 38, of Irvine.
Police said Sun was in his Mercedes SUV around 1:20 p.m. Saturday when he observed a 34-year-old man he believed was carrying on an extra-marital relationship with his wife.
The incident took place at a parking lot located at 4980 Barranca Parkway in front of witnesses, authorities said.
Witnesses said Sun drove his vehicle at the victim with the intention of hitting him with the car.
As the victim attempted to get up, Sun got out of his car and allegedly stabbed him. A female associate of the victim attempted to intervene and was also stabbed during a struggle, according to police.
Witnesses at the scene called 911. The Irvine Police Department and the Orange County Fire Authority immediately responded. The suspect was located in the parking lot and arrested without incident.
The victim died at the scene. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.
The female victim was transported to a hospital and is expected to survive.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call Irvine Police Detective Karie Davies at (949) 724-7131.