Attempted murder warrant issued for driver wanted in road rage hit and run in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A warrant has been for the driver accused of leaving the scene of a road-rage hit and run in Colorado Springs.

Detectives are looking for Nathaniel Lee Mancha, 25. Mancha is wanted for attempted murder.

Officers found 30-year-old Anthony Jafari with severe injuries on North Academy Boulevard just after 9 a.m. on Mar. 1, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department. Jafari had been driving a 2002 green Dodge Caravan.

Investigators believe Jafari was involved in a road-rage incident with Mancha.

Both drivers stopped near Montebello Drive West and Jafari got out of his vehicle, police said. Investigators believe that's when Mancha hit him with his truck.

Jafari had critical injuries last week but was expected to survive.

Jafari's family is offering a $10,000 reward in the case.

Mancha is described as a white man, 5-feet-8-inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. His hair may be longer than shown in the attached picture. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Investigators are also looking for Mancha's gray 2008 Toyota Tundra, with Texas license plate BZ71706.

Mancha has no prior criminal history in Colorado. But 7NEWS found in Texas he's had convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and minor marijuana possession, according to public records.

If you have any information on this incident please contact the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 719-634-STOP (7867). You do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.
 

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