Road Rage Leads to Death of Man in Whittier CNS %%item_date%% %%item_source%%
A man was struck by a vehicle and killed in Whittier Saturday after brandishing a handgun during a road rage incident.
Whittier police officers were summoned at 3:10 p.m. to the complicated crash scene in the 14700 block of Cullen Street, at Parise Drive, according to a press release posted on Facebook.
They found one man dead on the street and a second man determined to be the driver of the vehicle that struck him, police said.
It was believed a road rage occurred while both drivers were northbound on Colima Road near Anaconda Street, police said. At some point, the victim displayed a handgun and was followed by the suspect.
The victim got out of his vehicle unarmed on Cullen to confront the suspect and was struck by the suspect’s vehicle, Whittier police Lt. Sam Reed told City News Service. A handgun was found inside the victim’s vehicle.
The driver alleged to have struck the victim was arrested for suspicion of homicide, police said. He was identified as 29-year-old Jeffrey Flores of Fontana.
“It was the detectives’ opinion the person had ample time to distance himself from the incident,” Reed said.
The victim’s name was not released.
The investigation continued, police said.