A man has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder after he allegedly ran over and killed another man with a motor vehicle following an altercation in southwest Denver on Sunday night, police said.
The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. in the area of South Federal Boulevard and West Arkansas Avenue, police said in a Tuesday news release. Officers responded to the area on a report of a single-vehicle crash and a person down and suffering injuries. The driver of the vehicle fled the area on foot.
The man who was hit by the vehicle died at the scene.
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Investigators determined that the suspect “struck the victim with a vehicle during an altercation and that the parties were known to each other,” the release said.
Francisco Alonzo, 24, was arrested on Monday on investigation of first-degree murder, police said. When contacted by police, Alonzo was “found to be suffering from injuries” and he was taken to a local hospital. Police investigators suspect Alonzo of murder after deliberation and of leaving a scene involving a death.
The identity of the victim will be released by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner.