Posted: Mar 13, 2013 3:01 PM by Ben Lloyd - email@example.com
Updated: Mar 13, 2013 10:11 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The arrest affidavit for hit and run suspect Eric Daniel Acevedo details how his friend came forward with information about the crash that critically injured 17-year-old Christian Carrillo as he walked along Ayers near Sunnybrook.
Acevedo is being held on a one million dollar bond for failure to stop and render aid following his arrest this afternoon.
Just after 1 a.m. on March 3rd, Christian Carrillo called a relative to let him know he was walking home from his job at CiCi's Pizza. It was an hour later when a passerby found Carrillo with multiple serious injuries in a ditch along the stretch of road that has no sidewalks.
Investigating officers found the bumper for a maroon 2006-2008 Toyota Tacoma at the crash scene. A search for that type of vehicle turned up six matches in Corpus Christi. One of the vehicles is registered to Eric Daniel Acevedo.
Police did go by the home where the truck was registered but it was not in plain sight.
During the investigation, the Director of Security for NAS Corpus Christi came forward with information of an employee who told his supervisor about Acevedo allegedly admitting to hitting someone with his truck.
Officers met with Acevedo and his attorney at the police department three days after Carrillo was hit. The attorney let police know that his client's truck was currently parked in the garage of a home on the southside of Corpus Christi. At that point investigators were able to get a search warrant for his home.
On Tuesday, investigators met with a friend of Acevedo's who told them he met up with Acevedo at a nightclub along S.P.I.D. on the night of March 2nd. Acevedo told the friend he was going to get Whataburger from the location at S.P.I.D. and Ayers before heading to his grandfather's home.
That same friend told officers he later got a call from Acevedo in which he admitted to being in a "fender bender", according to the affidavit. Acevedo allegedly later admitted to the friend that he hit someone wearing all black clothing, but when he drove past the scene later he was unable to find anything.
Christian Carrillo remains in the intensive care unit of Christus Spohn Memorial. His family tells us he is showing some signs of improvement, including being able to open his eyes halfway and wiggle his toes when asked.
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