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Man Arrested for Alleged Attempted Murder in Torrance

Man Arrested for Alleged Attempted Murder in Torrance

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City News Service

City News Service

8/16/2023

Updated: 8/16/2023

A man was in custody on Aug. 16 for allegedly threatening and then hitting a person with his car in Torrance, police said.
Alphonso King, 47, of the Los Angeles area, was arrested on Aug. 15 in Inglewood on a warrant for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, according to Sgt. Ron Salary of the Torrance Police Department.
Mr. King was being held on $1 million bail and was scheduled to appear in court in Torrance on on Aug. 17, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
He also faces possible charges of elder abuse and robbery, police said.
The crime occurred on July 29 near the 2200 block of 190th Street, according to Mr. Salary, who declined to release information on the gender of the alleged victim.
“The victim related that ... an unknown suspect verbally threatened the victim,” Mr. Salary said in a statement. “The suspect then struck the victim with his car, causing life-threatening injuries to the victim.”
On Aug. 3, Torrance detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. King, Mr. Salary said.
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