A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run Thursday night that killed an Inderkum High School student, the California Highway Patrol reports.
Dexter Laron Glover was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Monday on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. He was booked into Sacramento County Main Jail, according to the CHP. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s inmate log also showed he was booked on giving false information to an officer.
Jamari Julian Moore, 15, died after a 2006 Buick LaCrosse hit him as he was biking back home with a friend around 8:30 p.m. on El Centro Road, about a half-mile north of the River View Park neighborhood.
The front right side of the Buick struck Moore, causing him fatal injuries. The driver of the car then fled the scene, driving southbound on the road.
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A right-side mirror left at the crash site helped detectives tie the Buick LaCrosse to the hit-and-run collision, said Chad Hertzell, a North Sacramento CHP spokesman. The car was found about 2 miles away from the scene of the collision on Venture Oaks Way, off of Gateway Oaks Drive. It was impounded and examined for evidence, Hertzell said.
Public records show Glover lives on River Plaza Drive in Natomas, about 1 1/2 miles from where the car was found.
The vehicle was reported stolen in a carjacking outside a Safeway store on Del Paso Road about 30 minutes after the collision occurred, Hertzell said on Friday. The Sacramento Police Department received a call from a man who said he was approached by a person who pulled him out of the car and robbed him at gunpoint, taking his car as well, said Officer Linda Matthews, a spokeswoman for the police department.
Glover was the one who made the call to police, according to Hertzell.
“That report was false,” he said.
An investigation into the hit-and-run is ongoing, the CHP said.
Glover, who declined media requests for an in-jail interview Tuesday morning, is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment hearing at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.