Suspect in fatal Chatsworth racing incident arrested; faces murder charges

Henry Gevorgyan, 21, is shown in this DMV file photo (left). The scene of a street-racing event near Plummer Street and Canoga Avenue in Chatsworth (right).

The suspected driver in a deadly hit-and-run during an alleged illegal street race in Chatsworth Thursday was arrested Sunday morning and faces murder charges, according to LAPD.

Henry Gevorgyan, 21, is accused of driving a gray Ford Mustang that plowed into a crowd of onlookers, killing two spectators and seriously injuring another person.

Gevorgyan had been interviewed by LAPD detectives at a downtown Los Angeles police station after he decided to turn himself in. He was later arrested and booked at the LAPD Valley Jail in Van Nuys in lieu of $2 million bail.

The injured victim was said to be in critical but stable condition at a local hospital and is expected to survive. The two victims who were killed have been identified as 26-year-old Eric Siguenza and 50-year-old Wilson Wong.

Eric Siguenza is shown in his driver's license photo.

Eric Siguenza, 26, is seen in a DMV file photo.

LAPD investigators said all three pedestrians were watching the street-racing event near Plummer Street and Canoga Avenue at the time of the crash.

Two cars were allegedly racing westbound on Plummer Street when Gevorgyan lost control, jumped the sidewalk and slammed into the pedestrians at about 2:30 a.m. He then fled the scene of the incident.

Police believe there were dozens of people who witnessed the incident. If you have any information about this case, you're urged to contact Officer Takishita at (818) 644-8116 or Detective William Bustos at (818) 644-8021.
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