A San Diego bus driver has been charged with first-degree murder after breaking up a fight between a male and female passenger and violently restraining the man for several minutes, killing him, police officers said.
Edward Hilbert, 55, was arrested early Sunday for allegedly killing the 28-year-old man aboard the downtown California bus.
According to the San Diego Police Department, officers were called to the 1400 F Street area just after 8 p.m. Saturday for a disturbance on a Metropolitan Transit Service bus, CBS8 reported.
When police officers got on the bus, they found the 28-year-old man, who had been tied up, lying motionless on the ground.
The victim was given first aid and taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead within two hours. His name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
Homicide investigators have determined that the victim got into an argument with a woman on the bus and that the 6ft 3, 234lb Hilbert intervened and held the man down for several minutes, according to Lt. Steve Shebloski with the San Diego Police Department.
It was not immediately known if any of the three had previously known each other.
While the victim was being held by Hilbert, he passed out and suffered medical distress, authorities said. His cause of death was still unknown as of Monday morning.
Hilbert is being held without bail in the San Diego County Jail. He is due to be charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
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