PD: Phoenix man hits, then runs over wheelchair bound victim

Posted at 1:01 PM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 15:01:02-05

A suspect reportedly hit and then ran over a man who was crossing a driveway in a wheelchair.

Police report that on December 2, a man later identified as 67-year-old Claudio Melo Angeles was in a minivan when he struck a man in a wheelchair as he was crossing the driveway in front of a Jack in the Box restaurant near 35th Avenue and McDowell Road.

Police say Angeles knocked the victim out of the wheelchair and onto the street. He then allegedly backed up and ran over the victim. A witness reported that Angeles stopped for a moment but then left the scene without helping. The witness was able to report the license plate number to police.

Police located and arrested Angeles at his home a short time later. Police say the victim suffered two broken ankles and a broken foot. 

Angeles has been charged with leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.