Witnesses said the driver ran a red light at Parker Road and Lincoln Avenue at around 8:30 p.m. and hit a pedestrian who was in a designated walkway.
The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Jossy Pinto, according to the Douglas County Coroner’s Office. No further information was released.
The incident began when Parker Police said an officer attempted to pull over a Chevrolet Monte Carlo on Parker Road near Plaza Drive after the driver of the vehicle was allegedly involved in a shoplifting incident at a Walmart.
However, the driver did not stop for police.
A short time later, Parker dispatch received calls about an accident at Parker and Lincoln. According to Parker police, the same suspect involved in the shoplifting allegedly hit a pedestrian in the crosswalk at Parker Road.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Now, police are looking for a white 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The car has a Colorado license plate: AWR-S39. The windshield is cracked and the driver’s side airbag may have deployed.
The driver is described as a Black man who was wearing an oversized black T-shirt and black or gray basketball shorts. A Black female was also in the passenger seat of the vehicle at the time of the crash.
If you have any information, contact Parker Police at 303-841-9800 or call 911.