2 People Killed in Homeless Encampment Crash
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (August 4, 2022) – Alberto Leal, 44, and Lashonda Davis, 43, both died when a domestic violence suspect fleeing police crashed into a street encampment near West 52nd Place and South Flower Street.
The deadly crash occurred about on Tuesday, August 2nd, according to the Los Angeles Police Department and MyNewsLA.
The two victims were inside separate tents located at the street-side homeless encampment. The driver was allegedly fleeing police when he crashed his vehicle into the tents, just under a mile from where police responded to a call about domestic violence.
Police Respond to Domestic Violence
Authorities say police went to the 4800 block of South Figueroa Street about 11:30 a.m. after a call reporting domestic violence. Apparently, there was no evidence of a crime so they left, according to the LAPD.
Meanwhile, about 12:40 p.m., they returned to the area to search for a suspect who had fled the scene in a vehicle.
Next, police found out about the crash at the street encampment and they reported the suspect attempted to flee. Instead, police arrested the man who was treated for minor injuries.
The investigation into the deadly crash is ongoing.
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Sources: LAPD, CNS, MyNewsLA
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