DENVER (CBS4)– Police in Denver received a call from the suspected driver in a hit-and-run incident over the weekend. He wanted to turn himself in.
Detectives met the suspect, Larry Vo and recovered the vehicle, a silver 2002 Honda Civic hatchback in southeast Denver.
Vo, 27, is being held for investigation of vehicular assault, reckless driving, hit-and-run, leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury and careless driving.
Police said at least three people associated with a nearby Vietnamese restaurant were run down by a car at Federal Boulevard and Mississippi Avenue just after 2 a.m. Sunday.
According to Denver police, a large fight started outside of the nearby Maxim Lounge. Police believe a silver Honda Civic hatchback was fleeing the area of the fight when the hit-and-run occurred.
Three of those people were taken to the hospital with serious bodily injuries. Two, identified as an elderly couple, are listed in critical condition. Another man was listed in serious condition. Their names haven’t been released.
A fourth person was also hit by the car but was able to walk away and sought medical attention on her own and was diagnosed with a concussion.
Police initially described the incident as a possibly intentional hit-and-run, but now say that’s not the case.
There are a number of restaurants, stores and other businesses in the heavily trafficked area. Unfortunately, none of them were likely open at the time of the incident.
Detectives are not looking for any additional suspects.