Birmingham, AL 08/08/2017
A 46-year-old Brighton man was arrested for attempted murder Sunday morning after hitting a pedestrian with an SUV.
At about 4:00 am on August 6, deputies responded to a report of a man being struck by a vehicle at a mobile home park in the 4300 block of Bessemer Super Highway in Brighton. When deputies arrived, the 21-year-old victim had been taken to the hospital by private vehicle. Sheriffs Detectives went to the hospital to question him.
Detectives learned that the victim had been arguing with 46-year-old Jorge Enrique Vazquez Luna over a stolen mobile phone. Luna got into his SUV and ran the victim down before fleeing the scene.
The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital by private vehicle.
Detectives determined that Luna worked at a business in Alabaster and issued a lookout to Alabaster Police for Luna and his vehicle. They located him a short time later and detained him until Sheriff’s Detectives arrived.
46-year-old Jorge Enrique Vazquez Luna of Brighton was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder.