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Hit-And-Run Suspect Arrested In Fatal Courthouse Crash

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(AP) - Police have arrested a suspected hit-and-run driver who plowed through a parking gate at the Santa Monica Courthouse and fatally struck a man who was paying for parking.

KCBS-TV reports (http://cbsloc.al/2mTTNGl) Absadi Kidane was taken into custody shortly after the crash Tuesday following a struggle with officers. The 21-year-old could face charges including homicide, vehicular manslaughter, felony hit-and-run and DUI. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney.

The victim, who has not been named, died at a hospital.

Police aren't sure if Kidane knew the victim. Investigators are asking potential witnesses to come forward as they piece together what led up to the crash.