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Suspect arrested in fatal hit-and-run after neighbor tips off investigators

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VISTA (CNS) - A 19-year-old San Diego man was in custody Monday on suspicion of felony hit-and-run in connection with the death of cyclist in Rancho Santa Fe, authorities said.

Jin Hyuk Byun was arrested Sunday night in connection with the death last Friday of 18-year-old Angel Bojorquez of Escondido, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Parent.

Bojorquez, a grocery store clerk, was found dead in shrubbery alongside a winding stretch of Via De La Valle around 2 a.m. Friday, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office reported, noting he was struck while riding his bicycle home from work.

Investigators determined Bojorquez was traveling northbound, south of Paseo Delicias, when a northbound motorist drifted onto the right shoulder and struck Bojorquez about an hour before his body was discovered, Parent said.

Citing evidence found at the scene, the CHP later released a description of damage believed to have been caused to the vehicle that struck Bojorquez.

Parent said a neighbor of Byun's saw damage to his black 2008 Chevy Avalanche on Sunday and reported it.

When a CHP officer went to Byun's home, he refused to cooperate, prompting investigators to obtain a search warrant, Parent said. The warrant was served and Byun was arrested.

Bojorquez's mountain bike had no light on it but authorities said he was wearing a reflective vest.

Byun was booked into the Vista jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon, according to jail records.

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