NORTH HOLLYWOOD CA Dec 18 2016 Authorities today identified a man who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in North Hollywood after he fell into the street during a struggle with a bar bouncer who was arrested on suspicion of murder.
The dark sedan that struck the man did not stop at the scene of the crash at 1:45 a.m. Thursday in the 6300 block of Lankershim Boulevard, Los Angeles police Officer Jenny Houser said.
Apollo Rodriguez, 47, of North Hollywood died at a hospital, the coroner’s office reported. Police said Rodriguez apparently was intoxicated at the time that he was fatally injured and may have been pushed into oncoming traffic.
The bouncer, 34-year-old Ernest Reyes, was booked on suspicion of murder and was being held in lieu of $2 million bail, according to the LAPD and the sheriff’s department.
No court date was immediately set and police released no other details.