FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Office: (504) 712-2252
Honduran man arrested after intentionally running over pedestrian after an altercation
An investigation revealed that Jose Mejia-Juarez was involved in a verbal altercation with the victim, which escalated when he pushed the victim to the ground, and then struck him several times with his fist. Mejia-Juarez then entered his vehicle, at which time the victim attempted to take a photo of Mejia-Juarez’s license plate with his cell phone, at which time Mejia-Juarez placed his vehicle in reverse and attempted to run over the victim. Having missed, Mejia-Juarez then placed his vehicle in drive, accelerated, and intentionally struck the victim with the front of his vehicle, at which time Mejia-Juarez fled. Mejia-Juarez was later arrested when he returned to the scene and admitted that he had struck the victim.
the result of being struck by the vehicle, the victim was transported to
At the time of this press release, Jose Mejia-Juarez remains in custody; his immigration status is also under investigation.
Kenner Police Chief Michael J. Glaser urges anyone who may have witnessed this incident to call Kenner Police Officer Ismael Cornejo at 712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.