Young boy dies after hit-and-run in Phoenix, suspect arrested
PHOENIX — An 8-year-old boy died Saturday evening after getting struck by a lifted truck in a hit-and-run in Phoenix, authorities said.
Officers responded to the area of Thomas Road and 67th Avenue at approximately 5 p.m. and found Jerel Glenn in the street with critical injuries, the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.
Phoenix Fire transported Glenn to a hospital where he died from his injuries.
Detectives learned the vehicle was heading northbound on 67th Avenue when it struck Glenn who stepped off the sidewalk, authorities said.
The vehicle was described as a four-door lifted maroon or faded red-colored truck with a chrome strip across the door.
On Friday, March 3 after a meticulous investigation, detectives arrested 28-year-old Christopher Silva-Conchillos.
Anyone with additional information was asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or, to remain anonymous, Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 480-TESTIGO (837-8446) for Spanish.
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