Father of Two Dies in San Lorenzo After Carjacking Suspect Runs Him Over

A 46-year-old father of two died Thursday evening after a suspect carjacked his pickup truck and used it to run him over in San Lorenzo, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said that at about 5:30 a.m., the victim, identified as James Figueroa of San Lorenzo, started his pickup in the 15000 block of Via Del Sol but briefly left the truck unattended while it was still running.

When Figueroa returned to his pickup, the suspect had gotten into the driver's seat, and the victim tried to stop the suspect, Kelly said.

Figueroa was thrown to the ground, and the suspect allegedly ran him over with the pickup and drove away, Kelly said.

Figueroa was taken to a local trauma center, where he later died, Kelly said.

Authorities don't have information about the suspect and did not release a description of Figueroa's truck.

Figueroa's family is "devastated," Kelly said.

"This is a disturbing case," he said.

Late Thursday night, police arrested two suspects they believe may be connected.  

Detectives continued to investigate late Thursday night and asked residents in the neighborhood to check their surveillance videos.

During their follow-up investigation, they saw a vehicle of interest and two suspects in the vehicle, police said. The suspects fled, and a pursuit began. The suspects eventually crashed and were taken into custody.

The suspects were arrested in connection with the pursuit, police said. Investigators were looking into the possibility that the car they were in was connected to the earlier crime scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office at (510) 667-7721. Callers have the option of remaining anonymous.

NBC Bay Area's Sergio Quintana contributed to this report.

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