Lodi police arrested an 18-year-old Sacramento man on suspicion of intentionally striking a 16-year-old male with his car Friday night on Lodi's Eastside. Royer Delgado, who lives in the 7200 block of Kayllie Kay Lane in Sacramento, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly striking the juvenile, who was riding a bicycle near Tokay and Garfield streets at about 6 p.m., according to Cpl. Dale Eubanks. A juvenile passenger was also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, police said. He was booked at Peterson Juvenile Hall in French Camp.
The 16-year-old, whose name police did not disclose, is a known gang member, Eubanks said.
According to witnesses,
Delgado accelerated while the 16-year-old was pinned under his vehicle and dragged him about 465 feet before the juvenile was dislodged from under Delgado's vehicle, police said.
The victim was transported to a Sacramento-area trauma center. His condition was unknown Sunday.
A Crime Stoppers tip led police detectives to the 7200 block of Kayllie Kay Lane, where Delgado and the passenger were arrested with the help of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, Eubanks said.
Lodi detectives say they believe the incident was gang-motivated. No other information was available.
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