Coroner Identifies Man Killed in South El Monte

Preparation to the post mortem examination

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SOUTH EL MONTE (CNS) - A man killed in a hit-and-run crash that also left a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy injured was identified by county authorities today.  

Alvaro Gamboa, 66, was identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office as the victim in the fatal hit and run.  

Deputies from the Temple Sheriff's Station responded at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday to a parking lot of a business shopping center in the 9600 block of Garvey Avenue in South El Monte where they saw Gamboa and a woman in an altercation, said Deputy Miguel Meza of the Sheriff's Information Bureau.  

As the deputies detained Gamboa, the woman, believed to be in her 30s, got into a vehicle, conducted a U-turn and intentionally drove toward the deputies and struck Gamboa and the deputy, Meza said.  

Gamboa was pronounced dead at the scene and the deputy suffered non- life threatening injuries.  

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at  

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