Man Accused of Running Over 2 Young Boys with His Car Charged With Attempted Murder
22-year-old Oghaleoghene Atuno of Aurora, Colorado, was arrested and charged with attempted murder this week after he used his car to run over two young boys, ages 11, and 12.
According to CBS Denver, the attack took place earlier this month and one of the boys was left with a fractured skull.
Atuno, who was driving on an expired license, was caught on a security camera circling a cul-de-sac many times before he plowed over the boys with his vehicle.
The two young boys were walking on the sidewalk when Atuno struck them with his car.
Security footage of the vehicle was released to the public which led to a report of a similar looking vehicle at a nearby apartment complex.
CBS Denver reported:
State Patrol used surveillance video from homes and schools to identify the vehicle in the incident. After the image was released to the public, someone reported a similar vehicle at an apartment complex.
The vehicle matched the description, and belonged to Atuno’s mother, an arrest affidavit said.
When law enforcement questioned Atuno, he confessed to the hit-and-run, according to the affidavit. When asked why he left the scene, law enforcement said Atuno claimed to be scared.
A motive for the incident was not released, or identified by law enforcement in their report.
Atuno also faces felony charges of vehicular assault and leaving the scene, and remains in custody at the Arapahoe County Jail on a $250,000 bond.
HIT AND RUN SUSPECT ARRESTED
Video showed the suspect circling the area, before allegedly running over the boys.
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— Dillon Thomas (@DillonMThomas) April 16, 2019
There is a virtual media blackout of this story and law enforcement has not labeled the attack a hate crime (shocker).