A California woman was seen breaking into cars and a witness took things into his own hands by running her down with his vehicle and killing her, police said.
Around 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 18, authorities say 39-year-old Barbara Rivera was hit by a car driven by 35-year-old Marcus Davis in Oakland, California.
The hit-and-run was captured on video surveillance and officers reviewed that footage, the East Bay Times reported. That surveillance video, allowed investigators to find the suspect's vehicle within an hour and Davis was arrested.
District 5 Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo told ABC 7 News, “It’s a sad outcome here, anytime a person loses their life, but clearly what the person was doing was breaking into people’s automobiles from my understanding.”
Gallo added, “The individual (Davis) got upset cause she (Rivera) was trying to break in and he went after her, ran her over and killed her.”
According to witnesses, it seemed clear the man was pursuing the woman and she was trying to get away from him.
Police said the video showed the driver in the wrong lane when he ran into the alleged thief and then he kept driving.
Davis was charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon and leaving the scene of an accident that caused death or serious injury, officials said.
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