Witnesses report man killed in Oxnard hit-and-run was intentionally run over; suspect at large

Authorities on Friday were searching for the driver behind the wheel of a fatal hit-and-run in Oxnard.

Oxnard Police responded to the scene in the 2000 block of Mariposa Street just before 11 p.m. Thursday. When officers arrived, they located a male victim who had been struck by a vehicle in the alley.

Witnesses reported that a pickup truck intentionally ran the man over, and fled the scene.

The victim was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

A woman at the scene who described herself as the victim's boyfriend identified him as 33-year-old Michael Holley.

She described Holley as a thoughtful, caring man who always put the needs of others before himself.

"He helped everybody," Rosie Torres said. "He would do anything to help out, not for the dollar sign -- he didn't care about money."

"Please, turn yourself in. A family member -- if you know that your loved one did it, imagine your loved one being gone, being hit. A hit-and-run is no joke. Being assaulted by a vehicle is a deadly weapon," Torres pleaded. "If you turn yourself in, you cooperate, I'm sure the cops will work out something with you. You took somebody special to me, somebody special to all of us, you took his life away."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oxnard Police Department at 805-385-7600.