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Driver in Downey hit-and-run surrenders

November 3, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A driver accused of hitting and killing a man after a fight outside a Downey bar turned himself in to police on Monday night.Police said 23-year-old Alex Copeland of Norwalk surrendered at about 6:30 p.m.

Copeland and a 35-year-old Buena Park man allegedly got into an argument at the Shuttle Inn on Imperial Highway. Police said Copeland hit and killed the victim with his car, dragging his body several hundred feet before speeding away.

The victim's name has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.

Copeland has been charged with murder. He is set to be arraigned in Downey Superior Court on Wednesday.


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