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.

Oghaleoghene Atuno (credit: Arapahoe County)

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.

(credit: William Piazza)

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.

(credit: Colorado State Patrol)

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.

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.

Comments (8)
  1. hitrestart1 says:

    So, no hate crime charges because, of course, those only apply to melanin-challenged folks.

    Anyone bother to ask if this guy is here legally?

    1. Robin Wemmenlöv says:

      Because accordingly to the left and many POCs White people can only be racists.

  2. “Atuno claimed to be scared”

    I wonder what those two children felt when they were being run down.
    Hopefully this attempted murderer will feel a lot of things…in certain areas of his body…while he is serving time for his crimes.

  3. Dee Schultz says:

    SO ONE MORE OF ILHAN OMAR’S CANNIBALS SHE WOUND UP WHEN SHE WENT TO THE TERRORIST ORGANIZATION CAIR RALLY IN CALIFORNIA AND TOLD HER JIHADIST FOLLOWERS TO ”RAISE HELL, AND MAKE AMERICANS UNCOMFORTABLE” FIRST THE GUY THROWS THE 5 YR OLD OFF THE THIRD FLOOR BALCONY ; CONNECT THE DOTS

    1. David Friedman says:

      The man who threw the child off of the balcony has already said he did it because he was rejected by women he tried to talk to at the mall, and there is nothing to suggest Atuno is Muslim. Try getting your information straight before you post nonsense.

      1. Carl Mayo says:

        suuuure… he was rejected by women, so he just threw a white kid over a balcony.

  4. Tim Coleman says:

    Even Google seemed to be hiding this loser’s crimes. Typing his name alone yielded no results. I had to use specific boolean logic to find information on him.

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