Honduran man arrested after intentionally running over pedestrian

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 Contact:  Lt. Brian McGregor

 Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:     11/28/17

Honduran man arrested after intentionally running over pedestrian after an altercation

 Kenner - On Monday, November 27, 2017, Jose Mejia-Juarez, 31, who provided the home address of 3024 Independence Street, in Metairie, was arrested and charged with the crimes of second degree battery with injury, hit an run driving with injury, and the traffic offense of no driver’s license. 

 On Monday, November 27, 2017, at 2:26 a.m., the Kenner Police Department received a call from a Spanish caller advising they need the police at El Noa Noa Restaurant and Bar, located at 3617 Williams Boulevard, in Kenner.  Upon officers arrival they discovered a 46 year old Hispanic male victim with severe injuries. 


 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. 


 As the result of being struck by the vehicle, the victim was transported to University Hospital where he was diagnosed to have sustained a compound fracture to the right leg, broken ribs, and facial and head lacerations.  The victim is in stable condition.   


 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. 



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