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Vengeful mob runs man down with car before beating him to death behind a Utah grocery store

Pictured: Fred Valdamar Ortiz

A mob ran a Utah man down with a car and then beat him to death after being told that he attacked his pregnant girlfriend and gave her a black eye, police documents claim.

Fred Valdamar Ortiz was swarmed by at least five people behind Smith's Food and Drug store in Magna on Monday afternoon, according to officers with the Unified Police Department. 

Citing arrest reports, the network said the 41-year-old's girlfriend told a group of people that Ortiz had hit her and given her a black eye a few days earlier.

The woman is a dog breeder and the individuals had come to her home looking for a puppy.

When Ortiz drove by on a scooter, the group of young people chased after him.

According to KUTV, a 19-year-old suspect - named as Osyeanna Martinez - was seen by witnesses hitting Ortiz with a Volkswagen Bug. 

Ortiz ran but was caught by his attackers who punched, kicked, and beat him with a pole while he lay on the ground, Fox 13  said. 

Paramedics took Ortiz to Intermountain Medical Center where he died from his injuries.  

Surveillance footage from a nearby restaurant showed Martinez throwing boards at Ortiz, hitting him on the back and head, KUTV said. 

Ortiz was swarmed by at least five people behind Smith's Food and Drug store (pictured) in Magna on Monday afternoon, according to Officers with the Unified Police Department

The station reported that police had identified one other suspect by their full name - Xandre Sky Hill, an 18-year-old. 

The other accused, which includes a 13-year-old, were identified in police reports only by their initials. 

The station said all of the suspects were in their teens or early 20s, while Fox 13 reported that one of the suspects was related to Ortiz. 

Martinez and Hill are being held in the Salt Lake County Jail without bail. 

Hill has admitted to police that he tackled and punched Ortiz, but said another suspect used a pole during the beating, according to Fox 13.

In interviews on Monday night, police said one of Ortiz's family members disclosed that he had beaten his girlfriend two days before his death,' KUTV reported. 

'[The family] have been scared to report it because [Ortiz] is on parole and his probation officer will not do anything to lock him up,' the arrest report says, according to the station.

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