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Man Arrested In Echo Park Hit-And-Run That Killed 15-Year-Old Skater

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A man has been arrested in the Echo Park hit-and-run that killed a 15-year-old boy and left another teen injured.

Sang Won Jung, 26, of Tujunga was arrested Saturday and booked on suspicion of a felony hit-and-run, LAPD officers told City News Service. He was released Sunday on $50,000 bail. His arrest story is a little odd, according to a release sent out by LAPD. Police say that they caught Jung when he showed up at a police station—but not to turn himself in:

Mr. Sang Won Jung went to the police station to report that he had been the victim of a hit and run and wanted to make a report. Officers at the station observed Mr. Jung’s vehicle which matched the description of the hit and run involving two teenage victims. Detectives from Central Traffic Division responded to the station and concluded that Mr. Jung had been behind the wheel when the two teenage victims were struck.

Jung is accused of striking two skaters who were attempting to cross Alvarado Street around 10 p.m. on Friday. One of the boys tried to pull the other away from the SUV that struck them. Christian Donis, 15, was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon. His 13-year-old cousin was hospitalized with minor injuries.