Authorities Monday identified a woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle whose three occupants, who remain at large, had tried to rob her and her boyfriend at an apartment building in Lancaster.
Deputies responded at 8:20 p.m. Friday to a call of a woman down in front of an apartment complex in the 44000 block of 15th Street West, near Avenue J-8, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Samantha Mena, who was in her early 30s, died at a hospital, the sheriff’s department reported. Investigators on Monday released security images of the suspects, described as men in their 20s.
“The pictured suspects were involved in an attempted robbery at a residential complex when victim Samantha (Mena) tried to stop them,” according to a sheriff’s statement. “While the suspects fled to their vehicle, she followed them. … The suspects entered their vehicle and ran over the victim as they fled the scene.”
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
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