Long Beach police issued a warrant Friday for the arrest of 22-year-old Francisco Javier Saucedo, a suspect in a hit-and-run that killed 27-year-old Yon Chreng of Long Beach.
Javier is described by police as a Hispanic male, 5 feet and 6 inches tall and weighing around 160 pounds. The suspect is bald with brown eyes, and was last known to reside in Gardena, but also has ties to the Hawthorne area, according to a statement released by the Long Beach Police Department.
The morning of the March incident, witnessed a pick-up truck driver hit a parked car and attempted to flag down the driver to stop. The driver instead ran over Chreng, dragged him a short distance and struck three additional cars before fleeing on foot, according to officials. At the time, detectives believed that the suspected intentionally aimed his vehicle at .
Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and determined the victim died at the scene, according to a statement released by police. The incident occurred in the 1100 block of Stanley Avenue.
Police advise anyone who comes in contact with Saucedo or knows of his whereabouts to call 9-1-1 immediately.
Also, anyone with additional information regarding this case is urged to call Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes or Peter Lackovic at (562) 570 7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting www.tipsoft.com.