Video: Erin Jackson arrested in hit-and-run that critically injured East High student
Update: At a news conference that ended moments ago, the Denver Police Department identified the woman arrested for a brutal hit-and-run that critically injured an East High School student yesterday as Erin Jackson, 31.
Big photos below.
Jackson reportedly turned herself in amid waves of publicity generated by the crime, which was captured in surveillance footage on view below.
The student has yet to be identified, but she's said to be in stable condition, albeit "not out of the woods yet."
The last words are from Lieutenant Robert Rock, the main speaker at the press event.
Rock could not provide much detail about Jackson's statement about the incident, which took place just past 7 a.m. yesterday near the intersection of Colfax and Elizabeth. The victim was in a crosswalk when she was struck by a gray sedan, which didn't slow or stop after striking the teen.
Lt. Robert Rock.
At one point during the presentation, Rock, who cited the ongoing investigation for his inability to provide additional details, held up Jackson's booking photo. Here's a screen capture of that moment:
At this point, the family members of the teen struck in the accident are requesting privacy while they concentrate on their loved one's recovery. In the meantime, the DPD is still investigating, with a new piece of evidence at their disposal: the car involved in the incident, which belongs to Jackson and has been recovered.
Continue for our previous coverage.
Update, 11:42 a.m. February 28: The Denver Police Department has now confirmed that it's made an arrest in a brutal hit-and-run at Colfax and Elizabeth that's left a sixteen-year-old East High School student in critical condition.
Pics, video below.
Before the day's out, we should know the name of the 31-year-old woman who's been taken into custody. Here are the DPD tweets with the latest.
The first tweet:
BREAKING: DPD has arrstd a 31 yr old fem in connection with the hit and run accident at Colfax & Elizabeth.We have also recvd av vehicle.— Denver Police Dept (@DenverPolice) February 28, 2013
And the second:
CONT: the suspect is being process and identity will be released when confirmed.No further information at this time— Denver Police Dept (@DenverPolice) February 28, 2013
We understand that the woman turned herself in to authorities -- and that police have possession of the vehicle that did so much damage.
Continue for our previous coverage of the East High hit-and-run, including surveillance footage and more.