Ruffino Marchiette Anderson, a 53-year-old black man, suffered fatal traumatic injuries after being run over by a car on Sunday, Nov. 5, in the 1700 block of West 41st Street in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Anderson got into an argument with a woman inside his white, four-door Mazda about 2:20 a.m., Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido said.
The argument became physical, the two got out of the car and the woman began kicking and choking Anderson, Garrido said.
The woman then got back in the car and ran him over, Garrido said. It’s unknown what prompted the argument.
Anderson was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:20 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
After the attack, the woman parked the car a few blocks away and lit the vehicle on fire, police said.