The sheriff’s department says detectives believe Jaramillo deliberately hit Tortes with his car and fled the area.
Tortes died of his injuries on Friday, three days after he was hit. That same day, Jaramillo was arrested in the Barstow area on a charge of murder.
It’s unclear whether Jaramillo has an attorney. He’s being held without bail in San Bernardino County jail and has a court appearance set for Tuesday.