Suspect in fatal Sherman Heights hit-and-run jailed

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A motorist who allegedly drove off after fatally injuring a pedestrian in Sherman Heights — stopping at a nearby fast-food restaurant before continuing to flee — was behind bars Wednesday.

San Diego police Sgt. Matt Botkin confirmed the arrest late this morning, but said he could not immediately release the suspect’s identity and did not know when the man was taken into custody.

The suspect allegedly fled after his SUV hit Jason Gordon, 41, in the 1800 block of Market Street and dragged him about 100 feet down the roadway shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday. Gordon died at the scene.

A short time later, the driver stopped and bought food at Humberto’s Taco Shop in the 1000 block of 25th Street, about a half-mile from the site of the traffic fatality, police said. While leaving the eatery, he backed his SUV into a sedan and was confronted by witnesses before speeding off again.

An online donation web page has been set up to help Gordon’s family. It can be found at www.gofundme.com/f/jason-gordon-memorial-fund.

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