LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A teenage boy is dead after what Longmont police say was a fatal hit-and-run after a New Year’s Eve scuffle.
The boy was not immediately named. Officials were looking Tuesday for a grey sports car which may have minor damage to the front. Earlier police said they were looking for a light-colored van.
Longmont Police say the scuffle happened about two hours before midnight outside a Noodles restaurant.
The victim and another group of males had what police called a “disturbance” with another group of males near a Pizza Hut.
“I think some of the initial information there was some name calling between the groups,” said Longmont Police Officer Jeff Satur.
The disturbance moved to a nearby Noodles, where police say a group of males arrived in three different vehicles. Police say one of the vehicles hit and killed the 16-year-old boy as he ran from the fight. The van fled the scene.
On New Year’s Day, friends of the teenager came to the area of Longmont’s Main Street where he was struck and killed, leaving cards and flowers.
“My heart dropped, I don’t know, it’s always going to be someone that’s missing there,” said the teen’s friend Haley Landreth.
“It’s just… how quick someone can lose their life over something that started out maybe as a minor incident,” said Satur.
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