ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — An Aurora man arrested in connection to a hit-and-run collision which took place on April 5 is facing additional charges. Oghaleoghene Atuno, 21, was arrested on suspicion of using his vehicle to run over two boys, ages 11 and 12.
Additional charges include attempted murder, child abuse and driving with an expired license.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Public Health Requires Face Masks For Residential Care Facilities
One boy was so badly injured, his skull was fractured. Law enforcement said security footage from the area showed Atuno circling the cul-de-sac several times before allegedly hitting the boys, one of whom was Josh Piazza. The boys were walking on the sidewalk.
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.READ MORE: Jefferson County Parents, Students Protest Against Masks Policy For Schools
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.MORE NEWS: Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies Determine Suspicious Package At Clement Park Not A Threat
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.