Instant assault driver of stolen SUV mows down 11-year-old boy while chasing ice cream truck before brutally pulling away
- Frank Portillo, 11, is in stable condition at a local hospital while recovering from serious injuries
- Portillo was hunting for an ice cream truck when he was hit by an SUV
- The driver is seen leaving the SUV to check on the boy and immediately flees without assistance
- Officers described the driver of the 2002 Chevy Tahoe as a Hispanic man in his thirties, somewhere between 5 and 6 feet tall
- The vehicle was reported stolen from Rampart Division on March 21, 2021
The driver of a stolen SUV who hit an 11-year-old boy while chasing an ice cream truck on Wednesday has been caught on camera driving off the scene unaided.
Shocking surveillance footage of the hit-and-run in Los Angeles’s historic South-Central neighborhood was released by the LAPD.
The victim, identified by family as Frank Portillo, is in stable condition at a local hospital while recovering from serious injuries. KTLA News reports.
Footage shows the boy running down the sidewalk trying to overtake a passing ice cream truck.
The boy appears to be looking both ways as he crosses the street before being hit by the SUV and sent onto the street.
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Police have released surveillance footage of Frank Portillo, 11, being hit by a driver who is hit by a car
The driver of the SUV exits the car to watch the boy before getting back into his car and fleeing the scene without helping the boy or calling the police
Family confirmed the identity of the hit-and-run victim as 11-year-old Frank Portillo
The driver of the SUV immediately gets out of the car to look at the boy.
But moments later, he is seen re-entering the vehicle and reversing from the crime scene at high speed without helping the boy or calling the police.
Police are looking for the driver of the 2002 gray or beige Chevy Tahoe, which was reported stolen from Rampart Division on March 21, 2021.
Officers described the driver like a Spanish man in his thirties, somewhere between 5 and 6 feet tall.
Police are looking for the driver of the SUV that hit 11-year-old Frank Portillo (photo)
Frank Portillo’s family, 11, said he is in stable condition after serious injuries
11-year-old Frank Portillo’s family says he’s in a stable condition as he recovers from an SUV collision
Police are looking for the driver of the gray or beige 2002 Chevy Tahoe SUV with California license plate 6SEZ288
The Los Angeles Police Department offers up to $ 25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in the case.
Anyone with information about this collision incident can contact the Central Traffic Division Investigators at 213-833-3713, or the Division Watch Commander at 213-833-3746.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.