Posted by on October 20, 2017 7:00 am
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A 46-year-old father of two children died this evening after he sustained life-threatening injuries when a suspect carjacked his pickup truck and used it to run him over in San Lorenzo early Thursday morning, according to
the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said that at about 5:30 a.m. the victim started his pickup in the 15000 block of Via Del Sol, but briefly left the truck unattended while it was still running.

Kelly said that when the victim returned to his pickup, the suspect had gotten into the driver’s seat and the victim tried to stop the suspect.

However, the victim was thrown to the ground and the suspect allegedly ran him over with the victim’s pickup truck and then drove away, Kelly said.

The victim was taken to a local trauma center where he later died, according to Kelly.

The victim has been identified as James Figueroa of San Lorenzo.

Authorities don’t have information about the suspect and aren’t releasing a description of the victim’s pickup truck at this time, Kelly said.

The victim’s family is “devastated,” Kelly said.

“This is a disturbing case,” he said.

Detectives are continuing to investigate and are asking residents in the neighborhood to check their surveillance videos.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (510) 667-7721. Callers have the option of remaining anonymous.