SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man accused of intentionally running down a pedestrian with a vehicle on a street near Balboa Park last week, killing him, was taken into custody in Tijuana Tuesday.
Mexican authorities arrested 32-year-old Zachary Addison Porter this morning and turned him over to the San Diego Police Department, SDPD Lt. Matt Dobbs said.
Officers responding to a report of a possible traffic accident found Met Austin Simon gravely injured in the 1100 block of Eighth Avenue in the downtown Core-Columbia district shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday. Medics took the 32-year-old victim to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"The incident was initially handled as a possible hit-and-run accident, but as the traffic investigators began reviewing video footage, it became clear the incident was an intentional act," Dobbs alleged.
The lieutenant did not disclose a suspected motive.
Porter was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of first- degree murder. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for June 12.