Long Beach police have arrested two people on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was run over during a fight on Anaheim Street, according to authorities.
The victim was left critically injured after the altercation, which unfolded around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning near Magnolia Avenue, police said.
Before the fight broke out, the victim arrived with two other women in a car driven by a man, LBPD spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez said.
At some point, the victim and one of the other women were outside the car when they got into an altercation, according to De Prez. During that fight, the man behind the wheel ran over the victim, De Prez said.
The man drove off with the two other women in the car, and the victim was left on the ground with life-threatening injuries before paramedics rushed her to the hospital, police said.
Despite the suspects fleeing the scene, it only took detectives a few hours to track them down, according to De Prez.
The driver, identified as a 30-year-old Los Angeles man named Harrison Bowser, was taken into custody in Los Angeles, police said. The woman involved in the fight, 26-year-old Samantha Smith of Long Beach, was arrested in Huntington Beach, police said.
Both were booked into Long Beach Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and held on $1 million each, according to authorities.
Police said whether the driver intended to run over the victim “is part of the ongoing investigation.”
“All acts of violence, whether intentional or not, will not be tolerated and the Department will continue to hold those responsible for this type of behavior accountable for their actions,” De Prez said.
Because of the severity of the victim’s injuries, homicide detectives have been assigned to the case, according to the LBPD.
This morning, those detectives presented their case to prosecutors at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, who will decide what if any charges to file.