PAULSBORO — A 68-year-old Gloucester County man is charged with murder after Sunday’s fatal hit-and-run of a man he had recently fought, authorities said Tuesday.
Giovanni Esposito, of the Gibbstown section of Greenwich, was arrested shortly after the fatal incident on Sunday afternoon, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.
Paulsboro police responded around 1:18 p.m. to the area of North Commerce and Buck streets, where a man lay unresponsive on a sidewalk.
Investigators found the man, whose identity has not yet been made public, was hit by a red van driven by Esposito.
Officers caught up to Esposito a short distance from the crime scene and his vehicle was seized as evidence.
Following an autopsy by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday, the man’s death from blunt force trauma to the chest was ruled a homicide.
Esposito was being held in Salem County Jail, pending a detention hearing.
Anyone with potential information about the investigation can contact Det. Krystal Santiago of the Gloucester County District Attorney’s Office at 856-384-5508 or Sgt. Len Vasta of the Paulsboro Police Department at 856-423-1101.
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