Woman Struck During Altercation in Long Beach Dies

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LONG BEACH (CNS) - A 25-year-old woman who was struck by a car after getting into an argument with two other people a week ago in Long Beach died at a hospital, police said today.

Elizabeth Perez Espino died Sunday, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Police said Espino was struck around 3:30 a.m. Dec. 15 in the 400 block of West Anaheim Street. According to police, Espino traveled in a vehicle with a man and a woman to the location, where she got into an argument and then a physical altercation with the other woman, identified as Samantha Smith, 26, of Long Beach.

During that fight, the male suspect -- 30-year-old Harrison Bowser of Los Angeles -- allegedly struck Espino with the vehicle the trio had been traveling in.

Police responding to the scene found Espino with life-threatening injuries to the upper body, and paramedics took her to a hospital.

Bowser and Smith were arrested within hours of the attack, and both were booked on suspicion of attempted murder.

According to jail records, Bowser remains in custody in lieu of $120,000 bail, but Smith posted bail and was released from custody on Dec. 18.

Both suspects could face a potential murder charge now that the victim has died, police said.

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