SAN DIEGO — A woman was run over and seriously injured early Thursday during a brawl outside a smoke shop in Grantville, police said.
Hours later, police arrested Orbar Ruiz, 23, for felony hit-and-run.
Officers were called to break up a fight between several people in the parking lot in front of the hookah shop at 5959 Mission Gorge Road at 1:37 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros.
Police say a group of people were at the hookah lounge to celebrate a birthday.
“As far as I know, the suspect did not know the victim. It was the female passenger in the vehicle who was celebrating her birthday that knew the victim who was struck,” said Lt. Kevin Mayer.
Officers found the woman suffering from two broken legs and possibly a broken pelvis, police said in a statement.
The victim’s injuries are not considered life-threatening, according to police.
The cause for the melee was under investigation.