Man Charged in Pacific Beach Hit-and-Run

According to police, the hit-and-run had been intentional.

The man arrested in connection to a hit-and-run in Pacific Beach that injured three people in August was charged on Thursday.

Omar Gutierrez, 24, was charged with three counts of great bodily injury and use of a weapon and two counts of use of a weapon. He was arraigned on Thursday morning in a San Diego courthouse.

Gutierrez was arrested on Tuesday evening at his workplace. San Diego Police (SDPD) said he allegedly ran over three men crossing the street on the 900 block of Garnet Avenue on the morning of Aug. 5.

J'Ron Erby, 23, a recent college graduate and an intern for the San Diego Chargers was one of the victims injured in the hit-and-run. He suffered skull fractures and brain trauma.

NBC 7’s Omari Fleming reports on J’Ron Erby, who was struck by a hit-and-run driver early Friday while celebrating his roommate’s birthday in Pacific Beach.

Police had released a short surveillance video that showed a vehicle suspected in the crash leaving the scene. They later recovered a car believed to be involved in the hit-and-run.

According to police, the hit-and-run was intentional. His bail was set at $350,000.

If convicted, Gutierrez could face 47 years to life in prison.

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