PEORIA, AZ — Shoplifting suspect found to be wanted for manslaughter in Peoria car-pedestrian crash.
On Monday, Phoenix police arrested 38-year-old Justin Seth Stasierowski near 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. He was accused of stealing hair product from Sally’s Beauty Supply.
Police say Stasierowski was also found to have meth and heroin in his possession.
Stasierowski is also a wanted man with a warrant for manslaughter stemming from a deadly car-pedestrian crash last year.
Peoria police officials say 65-year-old Eliazin Ramirez Velazquez was struck by a vehicle near 67th and Olive avenues on March 4, 2018. He later died from his injuries.
Police identified Stasierowski as the suspect that allegedly hit the victim after driving onto the sidewalk. Police say Stasierowski was also believed to be under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash.
He was arrested at the scene of the crash and released pending the results of a blood test.
He is now back in custody and has been indicted for manslaughter.