A woman has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of a 22-year-old bicyclist struck by a Porsche SUV in South Los Angeles in April, police said Thursday.
Frederick Richon Frazier was struck by a white Porsche Cayenne about 12:45 p.m. April 10 at Manchester and Normandie avenues and died at a hospital. The Cayenne was being driven east on Manchester Avenue when the Frazier was struck.
Police announced Thursday they arrested 23-year-old Mariah Banks in Moreno Valley and recovered the Porsche involved in the crash, which they said had been painted black.
“They painted the Porsche black — real cheap paint job, looks like with a brush or possibly spray cans,” LAPD Detective Ryan Moreno said.
Frazier’s mother said Thursday marked 57 days since her son’s arrest, but “it seems like day one.”
“There’s no good ending to it,” Beverly Owens said of the arrest. “She’s, you know, still human. She has a heart. She has a soul and I someway, somehow still have compassion for her.”
About 1 p.m. on the day following the fatal crash, a hit-and-run driver struck and injured a man who was attending a vigil that was being held for Frazier at the site where he was fatally injured. That woman was also arrested and her car impounded.
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