Police searching for persons of interest in hit-and-run in PB that injured Chargers intern

Posted at 1:36 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 20:35:43-04

A surveillance photo of the persons of interest and a generic photo of the suspect vehicle in a hit-and-run in Pacific Beach has been released by San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department's Traffic Division.

On August 5, at approximately 1:09 a.m., a silver four-door sedan was driving eastbound in the 900 block of Garnet Avenue when the vehicle struck three pedestrians who were crossing the roadway.

Police said the vehicle fled the scene and drove eastbound on Garnet Avenue.

The three men who were hit were all hospitalized, including a Chargers intern who suffered a critical head injury.

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Based on evidence collected at the scene, investigators believe the vehicle is a newer model silver four-door Hyundai Elantra.

The vehicle appears to have stock brushed aluminum wheels and there are no other unusual markings on the vehicle.

Police said the vehicle may have damage on its front end area including the grill, hood and windshield.

After conducing follow-up interviews, investigators learned that the three victims had been in an altercation with a man and woman minutes prior to them being struck by the vehicle. The man and woman in the surveillance video are being considered as persons of interest at this time.

The man is described as Hispanic, in his 20s, with long hair pulled into a bun. The woman is described as Black, in her 20s with long hair, wearing a light-colored sleeveless top and dark pants.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the persons of interest or the suspect vehicle is asked to call SDPD's Traffic Division at (858) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent via