LONG BEACH, Calif. – A 16-year-old boy was booked Wednesday on suspicion of killing a 29-year-old man on a bicycle during a hit-and-run collision in Long Beach over the summer.
Detectives responded to the intersection of California Avenue and Harding Street on July 9 around 7:55 a.m. to a report of a hit-and-run collision between a vehicle and bicycle, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
Police said the bike rider had been intentionally struck by a vehicle described as a dark-colored sedan being driven east on Harding at a high rate of speed.
The man, later identified as Leobardo Cervantes, was taken to a hospital, where he died several weeks later on July 26, according to police.
Police said they identified the teen, who was already in custody on unrelated charges, as a suspect in the hit-and-run, and he was booked Wednesday on suspicion of murder. His name was withheld due to his age.
The motive for the killing remains under investigation, police said.
Anyone with information was asked to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Donald Collier or Chasen Contreras at 562-570-7244. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.