Selma man arrested for killing man with car, police say

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Deputies say 31-year-old Saul Mendoza used to date a woman the victim was with and they believe this is a possible motive for the attack. (KFSN)

Fresno County sheriff deputies have arrested a Selma man for allegedly using his car to commit murder.

The suspect is 31-year-old Saul Mendoza.

Investigators say he struck and killed 38-year-old Sigifredo Gomez of Hanford and then drove away.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. near De Wolf and Nebraska Avenues in Fresno County. Authorities say a woman was riding in the car with the victim when he pulled over and parked on the side of the road.

Investigators say Mendoza then drove by and intentionally hit the victim when he got out of his vehicle.

Deputies also say Mendoza used to date the woman in the victim's car and they believe this is a possible motive for the attack.

Investigators found the suspect hours later sitting in his car in the town of Stratford and that's where they arrested him.

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