A person of interest has come forward in connection to a hit and run accident that left 17-year old Christian Carrillo on life support.
Police now have the suspect vehicle and will be conducting an investigation in hopes of recovering evidence.
All of this was made possible after the person of interest showed up at the Police Department with lawyer in tow at around 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Local defense attorney Mark Gonzalez accompanied the unidentified 39-year old man into the traffic investigations division. Sources say that the person of interest made no statement to police during the 10 minutes he was inside.
Police said that a search warrant would be issued for the maroon Toyota Tacoma, and a few hours later, it was picked up from a southside neighborhood.
It is believed that the truck was involved in the hit and run accident in the early morning hours on Sunday when 17-year old Carrillo was walking home after his shift at the CiCi's Pizza on Ayers.
In the meantime, fundraising efforts to help Carrillo's family are pouring in. At Pro Drive, where Carrillo's father works, employees have set up a collection canister.
"Well, we're just trying to help out," said James De La Garza of Pro Drive. "Help with this family, and everything they're going through, to try and take some of the burden off, off what they're experiencing, and doing everything on our side, you know, to help out."
According to our sources, if police confirm that the maroon Toyota Tacoma was involved in the hit and run accident, an arrest warrant will be issued for the owner of the vehicle.. That could happen by this weekend.
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