Moment hit-and-run driver of stolen SUV mows down 11-year-old boy as he runs after ice cream truck

Moment hit-and-run driver of stolen SUV mows down 11-year-old boy as he runs after ice cream truck before callously driving away

  • Frank Portillo, 11, is in stable condition at a local hospital as he recovers from severe injuries
  • Portillo was chasing after an ice cream truck  when he was hit by an SUV 
  • The driver is seen exiting the SUV to check on the boy and immediately fleeing without helping 
  • Officers described the driver of the 2002 Chevy Tahoe as a Hispanic male in his 30’s anywhere between 5- foot-9 and 6 feet tall 
  • The vehicle was reported stolen out of Rampart Division on March 21, 2021 

By Gina Martinez For Dailymail.Com

Published: 21:46, 26 March 2021 | Updated: 22:03, 26 March 2021

The driver of a stolen SUV who struck an 11-year-old boy as he chased after an ice cream truck on Wednesday has been caught on camera speeding away from the scene without offering aid.

Shocking surveillance footage of the hit-and-run in Los Angeles‘ 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 as he recovers from severe injuries, KTLA News reports.

Footage shows the boy running along the sidewalk trying to catch up with a passing ice cream truck. 

The boy appears to look both ways as he crosses the street before being struck by the SUV and sent spinning down the street. 

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Moment hit-and-run driver of stolen SUV mows down 11-year-old boy as he runs after ice cream truck

Police released surveillance footage of the moment Frank Portillo, 11, is struck by a hit-and-run driver

Moment hit-and-run driver of stolen SUV mows down 11-year-old boy as he runs after ice cream truck

The driver of the SUV exits the car to look at the boy before re-entering his car and fleeing the scene without helping the boy or calling police

Moment hit-and-run driver of stolen SUV mows down 11-year-old boy as he runs after ice cream truck

Family confirmed the identity of the victim of the hit-and-run as 11-year-old Frank Portillo

The driver of the SUV immediately exits the car to look at the boy.

But moments later he is seen re-entering the vehicle and reversing away from the scene at speed without helping the boy or calling police. 

Police are searching for the driver of the gray or beige 2002 Chevy Tahoe, which was reported stolen out of Rampart Division on March 21, 2021.

Officers described the driver as a Hispanic male in his 30’s anywhere between 5- foot-9 and 6 feet tall.     

Moment hit-and-run driver of stolen SUV mows down 11-year-old boy as he runs after ice cream truck

Police are searching for the driver of the SUV that struck 11-year-old Frank Portillo (pictured)

Moment hit-and-run driver of stolen SUV mows down 11-year-old boy as he runs after ice cream truck Moment hit-and-run driver of stolen SUV mows down 11-year-old boy as he runs after ice cream truck

Family of Frank Portillo,11, said he is in stable condition after suffering severe injuries 

Moment hit-and-run driver of stolen SUV mows down 11-year-old boy as he runs after ice cream truck

The family of 11-year-old Frank Portillo say he is in stable condition as he recovers from being struck by an SUV

Moment hit-and-run driver of stolen SUV mows down 11-year-old boy as he runs after ice cream truck

Police are searching for the driver of the gray or beige 2002 Chevy Tahoe SUV bearing the California License Plate No.

6SEZ288

 Los Angeles Police are offering up to £25,000 for information leading to the to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in the case.   

Anyone with information about this hit-and-run incident can contact Central Traffic Division detectives at 213-833-3713, or the division’s watch commander at 213-833-3746.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact the L.A.

Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.   

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