DA: Man wanted for intentionally hitting person with Honda Accord

KUSA - Police are looking for a man who they say hit and severely injured another man with his Honda Accord after a verbal confrontation in a convenience store.

Justin Tafoya, 22, is wanted on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, the Adams County district attorney’s office said in a news release Friday.

The incident happened in the area of West 88th Avenue near Conifer Road in Thornton on May 27.

In addition to hitting 21-year-old Ryan Belearde, prosecutors say Tafoya also tried to mow down another man.

Belearde suffered a traumatic brain injury and has multiple fractures and internal injuries.

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