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Victor Salvador Herrera, 40

Victor Salvador Herrera, a 40-year-old Latino, died Sunday, Sept. 9, after he was intentionally struck by a car at Orange Avenue and East Market Street in Long Beach, according to the Long Beach Police Department. 

The night before, about 11 p.m., Herrera was walking in the area when he got into an argument with a man driving a red sedan, according to a department news release. 

Herrera was standing in the center median of the road, still arguing with the driver, when the suspect ran him over with his sedan and drove away heading west on Market Street, the police news release said. 

Herrera was taken to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:25 a.m. on Sept. 9, according to coroner’s records. 

A short time later, officers tried to pull over a driver who appeared to be drunk, and later learned it was the same red sedan that struck Herrera, according to the release. 

Police said that after the suspect's car collided with a parked car at 10th Street and Obispo Avenue, the officers arrested Sokhorn Hor, 29, of Long Beach on suspicion of murder. 

Hor was booked into jail in lieu of $2 million bail. In a separate matter, Hor is scheduled to be arraigned on a drunk driving charge stemming from an April 28 citation by the California Highway Patrol, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court and jail records. That arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 25 in the Los Angeles County Superior Court's El Monte Courthouse. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Long Beach Police Dets. Malcolm Evans and Robert Gonzales at (562) 570-7244. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

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