Police identifies innocent bystander killed in Oakland police chase

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The bystander killed in a police chase in Oakland Monday morning has been identified. 

Agustin Coyotl, 44, died after a suspect on the run crashed into his truck. According to Coytl’s family, he was on his way to work when his truck collided with the suspect’s. He was declared dead at the scene. 

A GoFundMe has been established by Coyotl’s friends and family. 

Coyotl’s niece, Arely, detailed the family’s loss, “We will always remember him in our hearts, and what happened to him is an injustice. We will always remember him as a kind person who gave you help when needed,” the post reads.

Jonathan Hernandez, 23, was wanted before the chase for felony threats and a hit-and-run incident. Hernandez has been arrested, and on Monday Oakland Police Department Chief LeRonne Armstrong said the department intends to seek charges against him for the crash that took Coyotl’s life.

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