Man Arrested in Connection to Fatal Hit-and-Run in Irwindale

Man Arrested in Connection to Fatal Hit-and-Run in Irwindale

Law enforcement officers from the Irwindale Police Department made an arrest in connection with a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that occurred on the previous day, according  to a recent press release.

Police say that, shortly before 2:30 AM on Sunday, April 30, detectives and patrol officers responded to a residence on the 5000 block of Azusa Canyon Road, acting on information that the suspect vehicle involved in the incident was parked in the driveway.

Upon reaching the location, officers spoke with the resident of the house who answered the door and, after engaging in a conversation and conducting further investigation, determined that the resident who opened the door — identified as 33-year-old John Shin — was the primary suspect in the hit-and-run case.

Shin was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run, with bail set at $50,000. He was later released after posting bail. The vehicle associated with the hit-and-run has since been impounded as evidence.

Authorities are urging anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident to come forward and contact Detective Leonard Garza from the Irwindale Police Department’s Detective Bureau. He can be reached by phone at (626) 430-2290 or via email at

Further details regarding the circumstances of the hit-and-run collision and the ongoing investigation have not been released at this time. The Irwindale Police Department continues its efforts to gather evidence and gather additional information to ensure a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the incident.

Man Arrested in Connection to Fatal Hit-and-Run in Irwindale was last modified: May 5th, 2023 by admin
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