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Man arrested in connection to fatal hit-and-run

Denver Police arrested Francisco Alonzo in connection to a fatal hit and run that happened Sunday night.

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) arrested a man in connection to a fatal hit-and-run that happened Sunday night in Denver.

On April 24, at about 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a single-vehicle crash in the area of South Federal Boulevard and West Arkansas Avenue and found a man, injured on the ground, DPD said. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene, DPD said.

The driver of the vehicle had left the scene on foot, according to police.

During the investigation, officers determined the suspect had hit the victim with the vehicle during a fight, and that both the suspect and the victim knew each other, police said.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 24-year-old Francisco Alonzo, DPD said. Alonzo was taken into custody on Monday for investigation of first-degree murder, murder after deliberation and leaving the scene of an accident involving death, police said.

When officers located Alonzo, he was suffering from injuries and transported to the hospital, DPD said.

The Denver Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Geremias Alonzo Chan, 39.

Credit: Denver Police Department


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