By Stan Bush
DENVER, Colo. (CBS4) – Denver police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who killed a homeless man over the weekend.
The incident happened at 16th Street and Blake Street in downtown Denver at approximately 2:15 a.m. Sunday.
Police say a four-door 2012 black BMW 600 series hit the man and the driver drove away from the scene. The car likely has heavy front-end damage and is missing the driver’s side mirror.
Diane Scholtes, who is also homeless, says her son 38-year-old Christian McDonald, was the victim.
“He was living back and forth on Blake Street on the mall,” said Scholtes. “There was no reason for him to be out there.”
Scholtes said she was notified when police found her contact info from data on a fingerprint ID of the victim. Scholtes’ only pictures of the victim were photocopied mug shots from McDonald’s stays in a mental health institution and jail.
Denver police released little information on the incident. It is not clear if there were witnesses to the collision, but the intersection is monitored by multiple cameras, including a HALO camera operated by the city.
Scholtes is asking for the driver to surrender to police to give her closure.
“They didn’t care less. No conscience. You killed my son.”
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