Transient arrested in MacArthur Park carjacking that resulted in victim's death

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Authorities cordoned off an area on the roof of a parking structure after a fatal carjacking on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.
Authorities cordoned off an area on the roof of a parking structure after a fatal carjacking on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.
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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A 36-year-old transient was arrested in the carjacking of a man who died after he was run over by his own vehicle in a parking structure near MacArthur Park, police said.

The carjacking happened Monday around 6:25 p.m. on the roof level of a parking structure in the 600 block of South Carondelet Street.

A 54-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene with severe head and body trauma.

Investigators say the victim was involved in an argument and fight with another man, who was seen driving the victim's vehicle away from the scene.

Authorities were able to find the victim's gray Nissan Frontier pickup truck in the San Fernando Valley around 9 p.m.

They arrested a man seen removing items from the truck. He was identified as Mitchell Castillo, 36, who has several addresses listed around Los Angeles and appears to be a transient.

Castillo was booked for carjacking.