LONG BEACH - A Long Beach man was arrested in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian early Sunday morning on Pacific Coast Highway, police said.
Robert Alleman, 48, of Long Beach was arrested about 1 p.m. Sunday at a residence, possibly his, in the 2700 block of E. Spaulding St., said Nancy Pratt, a spokeswoman with the Long Beach Police Department.
Alleman was booked for vehicular manslaughter and held on $50,000 bail at the Long Beach City Jail, Pratt said.
Alleman is suspected in the killing of Adolfo Lopez-Perez, 37, of Long Beach. Lopez-Perez was walking south across Pacific Coast Highway, near Junipero Avenue but not in a crosswalk, about 12:45 a.m. when he was struck by a green 1997 Geo Prism driven by Alleman that was traveling east on Pacific Coast Highway, Pratt said.
Lopez-Perez died at the scene.
Officers located the abandoned Geo a few blocks away from the crime scene, near Temple Avenue and 17th Street, Pratt said.
Officers received a tip that Alleman was at the Spaulding Street address. He surrendered without incident, she said.
Detectives would still like to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision. Anyone with information about the incident should call Long Beach Police Accident Investigations Detective David Lauro, 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.