A man beaten and run over following a crash and an argument in Compton was publicly identified Tuesday by the coroner’s office as a 67-year-old Compton resident.
The attack was reported about 5:40 a.m. Sunday in the 19000 block of South Laurel Park Road, near Alameda Street.
Gregory James Herro was pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau reported.
Deputies dispatched to the scene found Herro on the ground outside his vehicle suffering from multiple injuries.
Homicide detectives said Herro and the suspect were involved in a traffic crash.
“After the collision, they both exited their vehicles and started arguing. The argument led to a physical altercation,” according to a sheriff’s department statement. “After the suspect beat the victim, he got into the victim’s vehicle and ran over him repeatedly.”
The suspect fled the scene on foot because his vehicle was disabled. Responding deputies detained him nearby. His name was not released.
Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives urged anyone with information regarding the death to call them at 323-890-5500.