The Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division arrested a Los Angeles man Tuesday in connection with a hit-and-run that left an officer dead and another officer hospitalized Saturday.
Police arrested 20-year-old L.A. resident Mynor Enrique Varela on suspicion of murder Tuesday.
The hit-and-run occurred at Anaheim Street and President Avenue when officer Roberto Sanchez and his partner Richard Medina were pursuing a speeding car that suddenly made a U-turn. The officers also made a U-turn, at which point a Chevrolet Tahoe struck the driver's side of the patrol car.
Sanchez died at a nearby hospital of his injuries and Medina suffered a broken jaw and was released from the hospital Monday.
Varela is being held without bail.
LAPD spokesman Officer Drake Madison said the person arrested was in the Chevy Tahoe but it’s not determined whether he was the driver.
Police are continuing to investigate the crash.