February 19, 2019
Of course he kept on driving.
It wouldn’t surprise me if he ran the kid over deliberately.
The investigation into who hit a 12-year-old boy on his bike last month is getting a major break as police are revealing only to 7 Action News who they believe is responsible for this terrible crime. And just minutes after our story aired came word our newest Detroit’s Most Wanted was already in custody.
The U.S. Marshals say Dominique Amos may be the most heartless fugitive we’ve ever searched for – his actions right here last month, changing a 12 -year-old boys life forever. He’s now in custody in Peoria, Illinois. A viewer tip led police to his location even before our story aired.
Christian Castle was riding his bike just outside his home when police say 26-year-old Amos slammed into him with his van.
“This is an innocent 12 year old child, this kids joy riding his bike on a January day, not a care in the world and then he’s struck by this person,” U.S. Marshal Aaron Garcia said. “He shakes his wheel to detach himself from the child and the bike which fall off down the block. The bike is discovered down the block there, that’s where it fell off.”
Police say Christian and his bike got lodged into the hood of the van on impact, and Amos did the unthinkable, shaking his wheel and swerving to throw the child off the van and into the road.
Christian was in a coma for three weeks and his family says it is still too soon to tell just how severe and permanent the physical and cognitive injuries will be.