Crime

Suspect identified in hit-and-run death of 6-year-old boy

White work van believed to be involved in Sunday’s hit-and-run that killed a 6-year-old boy was found in Matthews.
White work van believed to be involved in Sunday’s hit-and-run that killed a 6-year-old boy was found in Matthews. WBTV

Police said Thursday they have identified and are searching for a suspect in Sunday’s hit-and-run death of 6-year-old Anthony Santos Castellon-Rivera on Eastway Drive.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said they have obtained an arrest warrant for felony hit-and-run against Juan Antonio Quintanilla-Garza, 32.

“At this time, detectives have been in contact with Quintanilla-Garza, who is believed to be out of the state,” police said in a news release.

Anyone with information on Quintanilla-Garza’s whereabouts is asked to call police Detective Steve Williams at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Police said Anthony was hit by a white van with no hubcap on the back right tire and damage along its right side.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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