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Churchgoer In Holy Thursday Processional Struck By Driver Fleeing Police

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A man who was part of a Holy Thursday processional that was leaving a South L.A. church was struck by a driver fleeing police, reports the L.A. Times.

The incident happened at around 9 p.m. by 88th Place and Broadway. The procession was leaving the Mother of Sorrows Church that is in that area. According to ABC7, about 100 people were in the street to take part in the event.

The man's identity has not yet been released. He was described by people at the scene as being in his 50s, and being a father and husband. His condition is currently unknown, according to LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera.

The suspect has been identified as Rayvon Johnson. According to Herrera, police were pursuing the suspect as he was wanted for a prior charge. After striking the man, the suspect abandoned his car and fled the scene on foot. He later attempted to hide beneath another vehicle. Officers found him and arrested him for felony evading with injury.