LOS ANGELES—Henry Gevorgyan, the 21-year-old man suspected of killing two spectators and seriously injuring a third during a “speed contest,” turned himself in to the Los Angeles Police Department on February 28.

According to an LAPD statement, Gevorgyan “walked into the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Community Police Station accompanied by his attorney and surrendered.”

Gevorgyan, who is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center, was charged with two counts of murder and one count of engaging in a motor vehicle speed contest on a highway causing a concussion, on Sunday, March 1.

The fatal hit-and-run occurred in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Chatsworth at around 2:05 a.m. on February 6.

According to the press release, “21-year-old Henry Gevorgyan was driving a gray colored Ford Mustang and was allegedly racing another vehicle westbound on Plummer Street from Canoga Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle and struck several pedestrian spectators. Gevorgyan failed to stop and render aid to the injured pedestrians and fled from the scene of the collision.”

One of the onlookers, 26-year-old Eric Siguenza, died at the scene. Another pedestrian, 50-year-old Wilson Thomas Wong,  was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. A third pedestrian was also transported hospital and was listed in stable condition.

Regarding the other driver(s) involved in the street race, Officer Jack Richter, a spokesman for the LAPD, told Canyon News, “There are no follow-ups to any other drivers yet.” He also mentioned that the cars’ speed has not yet been determined.

Gevorgyan’s bail is set $2 million, as advised by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, “Gevorgyan faces a maximum possible sentence of 33 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged.”

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Division. Gevorgyan’s case number is PA083096.

Anyone with information about this incident, or for more information, is requested to call Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Takishita at 818-644-8116 or Detective III William Bustos at 818-644-8021. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to