Investigators: Man Intentionally Run Over in North Highlands Parking Lot

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NORTH HIGHLANDS -- The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reports a man died when he was intentionally run over by a car Wednesday in North Highlands.

The incident occurred on Watt and Orange Grove avenues in front of a Del Taco just before 8:30 p.m., according to Shaun Hampton with the sheriff's department.

Deputies later learned the suspect sped away southbound on Orange Grove Avenue.

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In the minutes before he killed a man with his pickup truck, Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies say the man captured on a surveillance camera shopped with a woman one storefront away from the North Highlands Del Taco.

The surveillance tape from the 76 station at the corner of Watt and Orange Grove avenues shows the man, believed to be the driver, and a woman buying snacks and drinks. The woman is believed by deputies to be a witness and doesn't have any involvement in what followed.

Investigators are still trying to determine what relationship the victim may have had with the suspect and potential witness in the video, if any.

FOX40 showed the surveillance video to a worker who had a full side view of the restaurant. The worker said the two people in the video did not ring a bell.

Deputies are hoping the video does trigger a memory for someone out there who can help them put a name and location to a suspect and possible witness in a brutal killing. Investigators spoke to witnesses in and around the fast food restaurant for more information.

Hampton told FOX40 witnesses are offering conflicting reports about the suspect's vehicle, making it difficult for investigators to gather details on the driver. The sheriff's department said Thursday morning that the vehicle was a light-color, full-size pickup.

The victim has not been identified but investigators believe he is Hispanic.

Stay with FOX40 for more updates on this death investigation.


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