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Trucker Who Ran Over Dealer Charged With Manslaughter

Lorenzo Anthony Doke, who ran over a drug dealer after a drug deal, has been brought back to Connecticut from New York and charged with manslaughter.
Lorenzo Anthony Doke, who ran over a drug dealer after a drug deal, has been brought back to Connecticut from New York and charged with manslaughter. Photo Credit: Michigan Department of Motor Vehicles

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A long-distance trucker who ran over a Bridgeport man following a drug deal gone wrong was brought back from New York and charged with manslaughter, according to the Connecticut Post.

Lorenzo Doke, 33, fled to New York after running over Ricardo "Ricky" Rose on July 2, leaving him in a pool of blood on Wordin Avenue, according to police. He is being held on $400,000 bond. Police said video footage from nearby cameras show Doke run over Rose after pushing him out of the truck, said the Connecticut Post.

Police said Doke had stopped in Bridgeport to purchase crack cocaine and after obtaining some from Rose said he didn't have the money to pay him. He fled the area after killing Rose and was later captured at JFK Airport and taken into custody, added the Connecticut Post.

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