A 28-year-old man was arrested in New Mexico last week in the death of a woman in a Christmas Day street takeover in Los Angeles, police officials said Tuesday.
Dante Chapple Young was arrested Friday in Albuquerque in the killing of 24-year-old Elyzza Guajaca during an illegal street takeover. Los Angeles police said Young was from Orange County but didn’t name a city. They also did not say if Young was the driver of the vehicle that struck Guajaca and several others.
In late December, the Los Angeles Police Department announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of this driver.
Guajaca, along with about 100 others, witnessed the takeover at Florence Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard when the driver of a Chevy Camaro lost control of the vehicle while performing stunts in the intersection.
The vehicle swerved into the crowd and at least two people were thrown to the ground while another person was trapped between the vehicle and another object, possibly a pole.
The driver ran out of the vehicle and fled, police said.
Guajaca was taken to a hospital but died from her injuries.
Young is being held in Albuquerque awaiting extradition to California.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-01-17/man-arrested-womans-killing-christmas-day-street-takeover Man arrested in woman’s killing during L.A. street takeover