The fight that broke out was actually about a missing dog of the family. The man in the car that ran over his father is handicapped and weilds a wheelchair. After the altercation he got in his SUV, which has hand controls for the disabled, jumped the curb, knocked over a brick mailbox, slammed in to his brother and ran over his father. The brother who is currently in the hospital for severe wounds said, “He ain’t my brother no more. There’s something wrong with him.”
June 7th, 2011 at around 8pm, the LAPD showed up at a very interesting scene in the Sylmar area. An SUV was on the sidewalk with an man underneath it and another man was on the side that looked as if he had received some trauma. The LAFD arrived and pronounced the man beneath the SUV dead at the scene. The other man was taken to the hospital where he will receive help for what the police call serious injuries.
The driver of the SUV was named Luis Martinez. The man that was beneath the car was his father who was 62 years old. The person who was sent to the hospital was his brother.
Apparently, earlier in the day the two brothers were having a fight. After the day went by, the brother was in his vehicle and decided to run up the curb and take out his brother and after hitting his brother he ran over his father. It is not yet certain that he planned to kill his father. It’s still not clear as to why the brother decided to do this.
Martinez has been arrested and charged with murder.
The police are still investigating and are very interested in hearing any new information that you can come up with. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call LAPD Mission Homicide Detectives Acero or Fruend at 818-838-9810. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.