A driver struck and killed a pedestrian on a quiet residential street in Shelter Cove last night, and police are investigating it as a case of intentional homicide.

Dispatch logs from the California Highway Patrol indicate that they got the call at 4:38 p.m. last night. They were told that the collision had occurred near the intersection of Debbie Lane and Eileen Road. Half an hour later, dispatchers changed the status of the incident to indicate that one person had suffered major injuries, and apparently an airlift had been arranged.

Just before 6 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office was called to a “homicide” at the scene.

This morning, Officer William Wunderlich of the California Highway Patrol confirmed that the pedestrian who was struck had died, and that his agency turned the investigation over to the Sheriff’s Office when officers determined that the driver had struck the victim intentionally.

It appears that no arrests were made yesterday in connection with the case.

As of this writing, the Sheriff’s Office has not returned the Outpost‘s calls on the matter. We’ll update when we know more.