ARIZONA NEWS

Goodyear police arrest suspect in fatal hit-and-run of 13-year-old on bike

Apr 29, 2022, 5:50 AM | Updated: 7:59 am

Richard Romo (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)...

Richard Romo (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

PHOENIX – Police in Goodyear said they arrested a suspect in the hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old boy earlier this week.

Richard Romo, 44, was taken into custody Thursday evening in the neighborhood where Dylan Buensuceso was struck while riding his bicycle, the Goodyear Police Department said in a press release.

Romo was booked on two counts connected to leaving the scene of a fatality of injury.

A white Ford truck collided with the boy and the bike near 182nd and San Gabriel drives Tuesday afternoon.

Dylan, an eighth-grader at Estrella Mountain Elementary School, was taken to a hospital, where he died.

No other information was made available about the arrest or the suspect.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

indicted in fake elector scheme Arizona Republicans...

KTAR.com

State grand jury indicts 11 Arizona Republicans in fake elector investigation

Eleven defendants were indicted in a fake elector scheme on Wednesday, according to Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes.

24 minutes ago

Boy injured after hit-and-run died, Glendale police say...

KTAR.com

13-year-old boy hit by truck in Glendale 2 weeks ago dies

The Glendale Police Department announced that a 13-year-old boy injured by a hit-and-run died on Tuesday after two weeks in the hospital.

3 hours ago

Image shows Chucho Produce facility in Nogales. (Chucho Produce)...

SuElen Rivera

4 Arizona businesses get nearly $1M from USDA for clean energy projects

The funding totaling $975,000 was provided by the Inflation Reduction Act, according to the Department of Agriculture.

4 hours ago

A collage of photos showing a wooden raft, a headshot of Thomas L. Robison, and a photo of the miss...

KTAR.com

Man who may have taken homemade raft onto Colorado River in Arizona goes missing

A man who may have been trying to float down the Colorado River with his dog on a homemade raft is missing.

5 hours ago

Split image of the Arizona flag on the left and state Rep. Matt Gress on the House floor April 24, ...

KTAR.com

Democrats in Arizona House get enough GOP help to pass bill to repeal near-total abortion ban

Arizona House Democrats, with help from a few Republicans, passed a bill Wednesday to repeal the state’s near-total abortion ban.

6 hours ago

Follow @suelenrivera...

SuElen Rivera

Arizona’s oldest predominantly Black community listed on National Register of Historic Places

The Randolph Townsite Historic District located 50 miles southeast of Phoenix was listed as a traditional cultural place.

7 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

DESERT INSTITUTE FOR SPINE CARE

Desert Institute for Spine Care is the place for weekend warriors to fix their back pain

Spring has sprung and nothing is better than March in Arizona. The temperatures are perfect and with the beautiful weather, Arizona has become a hotbed for hikers, runners, golfers, pickleball players and all types of weekend warriors.

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Day & Night is looking for the oldest AC in the Valley

Does your air conditioner make weird noises or a burning smell when it starts? If so, you may be due for an AC unit replacement.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Avoid a potential emergency and get your home’s heating and furnace safety checked

With the weather getting colder throughout the Valley, the best time to make sure your heating is all up to date is now. 

Goodyear police arrest suspect in fatal hit-and-run of 13-year-old on bike