Hit and run car impounded, suspect identified but not yet arrested

DENVER - Police impounded a car used to purposefully hit a man twice outside a 7-Eleven in Denver, but officers are still looking for the suspect.

The victim, Alejandro Lopez, 29, told 7NEWS that he went to the 7-Eleven at East 11th Avenue and Yosemite Street with his two kids and a friend to get some snacks on January 3.

He said his son swung a bag of chips which accidentally hit his sister in the face.

"The woman behind us said if he were her son, she would spank him," Lopez said. "My friend told her to mind her own business."

After paying for the snacks, Lopez went outside to the Red Box kiosk to rent a movie.

He says the woman, who was wearing a green knit cap, was driving the car that she and her friends got into in the parking lot. The woman backed up, then drove toward him and hit him, pinning him against the Red Box machine.

"I heard the engine and saw her face," he said. "She was stepping on the gas."

Lopez had to undergo 15 surgeries to repair the damage to his leg.

7NEWS was first to show surveillance video of the woman from inside the store last Friday. Now, police confirm that they have identified a suspect.

The suspect's vehicle was impounded Monday morning, but she was not home at the time and officers were unable to make an arrest.

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