Orange County, California – A bicyclist was struck by a driver then fatally stabbed on Pacific Coast Highway and Crown Valley Parkway in Dana Point on Wednesday afternoon in what is believed to be a racially motivated attack.
The Gateway Pundit obtained Ring/surveillance video from a nearby home showing the driver striking the bicyclist.
The video, which TGP decided not to post because it is too gruesome, shows the driver of a white Lexus quickly accelerating, striking the cyclist and sending him flying into the air.
The driver, a black male identified as 39-year-old Vanroy Evan Smith of Long Beach, quickly exited his vehicle and stabbed the victim.
Several Good Samaritans jumped into action and detained the murder suspect, according to witnesses, ABC 7 reported.
The victim, identified as 58-year-old Michael John Mammone, a Laguna Beach ER doctor, died at the hospital.
Dr. Michael John Mammone
Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the attack.
However, a source told this reporter that the attack was personal.
According to a source with knowledge of the attack against Dr. Mammone, Smith or a family member of Smith was a disgruntled patient.
According to ABC 7, a neighbor who witnessed the attack heard the suspect uttering racial slurs about “white privilege.”
“ABC7 spoke with a neighbor who declined to be interviewed on camera. She said her family heard what sounded like a “gunshot” before the attack. When they ran outside, she said, they heard the suspect uttering racial slurs about “white privilege.”” the outlet reported.
“We are stunned by this devastating tragedy. The entire Mission Hospital family is grieving over the loss of an incredible physician and friend.” – Mission Hospital said in a statement.
Smith was booked into the Orange County Jail and has yet to be charged.
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