Suspect in East Village Hit-and-Run Had Suspended License: DMV

A passenger on a nearby bus captured cellphone video of the disturbing incident -- video that could be crucial to the investigation

A man arrested by San Diego Police for driving over a woman in a parking lot had a suspended license, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). 

The driver --  identified as Ricardo Avila Carrillo, 34, had his license suspended in January of 2016 for driving under the influence. The DMV told NBC 7 Carillo was also cited in April of 2016, four months after his license was suspended, for failure to stop at a red light. One month later, in May of 2016, he was cited for driving with a suspended license from his DUI. 

Carillo is accused of driving over a woman lying in a parking lot in San Diego's East Village area, yelling for help, and then fleeing the scene. 

Police said he paused for a second, got out, screamed for help, and then fled the scene.

San Diego Police Department (SDPD) Officer Robert Heims said the victim was in the middle of an Ace Parking lot at 1344 National Ave. at around 2:30 p.m. Friday when a driver behind the wheel of a charcoal Grey Jeep Patriot entered the lot and ran over the woman.

The victim was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. As of Monday, the 49-year-old remains in the hospital with life-threatening internal injuries. 

The aftermath of the hit-and-run was captured on cellphone video by witness Angela Davis, who was riding a bus near the MTS Transit Center at 12th Street and Imperial Avenue at the time of the incident.

On Monday, investigators learned the car involved was found on the 3400 block of Main Street in San Diego. Carrillo was taken into custody a short time later and the vehicle was impounded. 

Carrillo was booked into County Jail on a felony hit-and-run charge and a driving with a suspended license charge. 

NBC 7 has also learned he had two criminal cases in San Diego in May of 2013 and July of 2016. 

Carrillo pleaded guilty to felony evading, possession of heroin, and grand theft in 2013. He was sentenced to one year behind bars and three years probation.

The District Attorney's office says he will be arraigned on May 17. 

The investigation is ongoing. They're now looking for the woman in the video with the green shirt and hat, to interview her as a witness, not a suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000, or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 888- 580-8477.

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