DENVER — Police in Denver announced Wednesday the arrest of a man accused of running down four people following a verbal altercation earlier this month.
Orlando Martinez, Jr., 22, was taken into custody Monday on four counts of attempted murder in connection with the Jan. 7 incident, according to the Denver Police Department.
Four pedestrians were struck by a vehicle and seriously injured. It happened around 11:40 p.m. in the area of 18th and Wazee streets in downtown Denver. The driver then took off.
Police initially said the incident was being investigated as a hit-and-run, but later determined the crash was intentional, and they suspect Martinez was behind the wheel.
Martinez is also facing two counts of first-degree assault-serious bodily injury and two counts of second-degree assault.