Police arrest suspected driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

Jim Tillmon turned self in

DENVER - Jim Tillmon, who was wanted in connection with a fatal crash on Thursday night, turned himself into police on Saturday afternoon.

Denver police Sgt. Betty Hale said Tillmon turned himself in at 1:15 p.m. and Denver police headquarters.

Hale said Tillmon is currently being held at Denver Jail on suspicion of vehicular homicide and felony hit-and-run.

Police said they believe Tillmon was driving a sport utility vehicle that hit and killed 61-year-old Zewde Ali on South Park Road near South Quebec Street at about 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

Police said they received a tip about midnight that led investigators to find a blue 2002 Buick Rendezvous parked at an apartment complex near the crash scene.

Police said they located the registered owner of the Buick, who is cooperating fully with the investigation and was not the driver.

Tillmon has a nine-page Colorado criminal history, including arrests for drug possession and trafficking, assault, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, forgery, identity theft, driving without a license, parole violation and obstructing police. 

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