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32-year-old charged with murder, suspected of purposefully running over man in Anaheim

ANAHEIM — A 32-year-old man suspected of running over a man in the parking lot of a convenience store in Anaheim was charged Tuesday with murder, according to court records.

Joshua Michael Petro is accused of killing 36-year-old Stephen McGuire of El Monte early Saturday, according to Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Shane Carringer.

Police were called to the 7-Eleven store at 107 W. Ball Road, near Anaheim Boulevard, at 12:38 a.m. Saturday regarding a traffic accident, Carringer said.

When officers arrived they found the victim, who was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Carringer said. Further investigation revealed the victim was purposefully run over by a car, Carringer said.

Police later tracked down Petro at a motel in the city and arrested him, Carringer said. Police would not reveal what relationship the two may have had or what prompted the attack, Carringer said.


Source: Orange County Register

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