Victor Saucedo Talavera Killed Chasing Thief From Liquor Store
LONG BEACH, Calif. (August 12, 2020) – Victor Saucedo Talavera, 57, has been identified as the liquor store employee who died trying to stop a thief by climbing on the hood of the suspect’s vehicle after he walked out of the store with stolen goods.
The hit-and-run collision took place at the intersection of Anaheim Street and Magnolia Avenue.
The store clerk was trying to stop the thief when he climbed the hood of the sedan and the suspect subsequently drove the car. Jamal Darby, 33, reportedly fled with the victim on the hood of his car and carried him for about three blocks until they reached the Long Beach intersection. That’s when the driver maneuvered to get the clerk off the car and he fell off onto the eastbound side of Anaheim Street, where he was subsequently struck by an oncoming utility van.
The collision resulted in fatal injuries to the clerk. Meanwhile, officers confirmed the thief and the driver of the utility van both fled the scene after the incident.
Police later arrested Darby who has been charged with murder, robbery and other charges.
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