Man arrested after admitting to running over victim following argument
KENNER- Authorities arrested a man they say intentionally ran over another man with his car following an altercation.
The incident took place early Monday morning outside a bar on Williams Boulevard in Kenner. WWL-TV reports the victim is listed as stable at University Hospital with a broken leg, broken ribs and lacerations to his face and head.
Authorities said incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. outside El Noa Noa restaurant and bar in the 3600 block of Williams Boulevard. Jose Mejia-Juarez was arguing with the 46-year-old victim when he pushed the man to the ground and punched him several times with his fist, according to WWL.
Police said the victim further angered Meji-Juarez when he tried to take a photo of his license plate. Authorities said that Mejia-Juarez first tired to back over the victim, who was able to get out of the way. Then, Mejia-Juarez accelerated forward and struck the victim, causing the injuries.
At some point, Mejia-Juarez left the scene.
Authorities arrested Mejia-Juarez when he returned to the scene and confessed to police that he struck the victim. Police said that Mejia-Juarez remains in custody and the question of his immigration status is uncertain. Reports say he is from Honduras.