Following altercation runs over victim with car
On June 22, 2022 at approximately 5:51 p.m., the Los Banos Police Department responded to the 300 Block of Kumquat Avenue for a report of vehicle versus pedestrian collision
Los Banos Police and Fire crews arrived and located a 38-year-old male suffering from major injuries to his head and body. Emergency personnel began to render aid to the victim at the scene before he was transported to the Los Banos Airport and air lifted to a Modesto area hospital in critical condition.
Witnesses reported that the victim was in an altercation with 21-year-old Zachary Phillip Patina of Los Banos, shortly before the collision. As Patina fled the scene in a Gold Buick Sedan, he intentionally ran over the victim while traveling at speeds estimated to be over 45 miles per hour.
Detectives located the suspect vehicle abandoned a short distance away from the crime scene. The vehicle had damage consistent with the collision and evidence was located on the windshield.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant, charging Patina with attempted homicide and he was placed under arrest on Thursday, June 30, 2022, after turning himself into Detectives at the Los Banos Police Department.
Patina was booked into the Los Banos Police Department Jail, charged with attempted murder.
Anyone with additional information about this crime is asked to call (209) 827-2579.