A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of plowing a car into several pedestrians after an altercation in the parking lot of a Carlsbad strip mall earlier this week, police said Thursday.
The suspect, who police identified as a Spokane, Wa. resident, was booked into Vista jail on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
At least four pedestrians — two 21-year-old men, a 40-year-old man and a 42-year-old man — were struck and injured during the incident. They were treated at hospitals and were expected to recover, police said.
The incident unfolded around 2:10 a.m. Sunday at the Village Faire Shopping Center on Carlsbad Village Drive. Police said a man had gotten into a fight with others in the parking lot. He then got in his vehicle and drove into a group of pedestrians, striking several of them. The driver then reversed and struck other pedestrians before driving away.
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