Suspect arrested on DUI charges after deadly hit-and-run near Jones, Harmon

LVMPD investigates alleged deadly hit and run near Jones, Harmon
LVMPD investigates alleged deadly hit and run near Jones, Harmon(Kyle Oster/FOX5)
Published: Jun. 1, 2022 at 5:56 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are investigating an apparent hit and run that left one person dead early Wednesday morning.

Lt. David Gordon said the fatal crash occurred in the 4400 block of Jones. LVMPD said a 2010 Ford Mustang was traveling southbound on Jones and hit a pedestrian lying in the roadway. The pedestrian, identified by police as a 22-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

In an arrest report, police said the victim had previously made suicidal comments before the incident.

The driver, identified as 30-year-old Christopher Bustillos, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run charges, police said. According to an arrest report, the suspect drove and hit the woman. Bustillos then reportedly tried to flee the scene.

Officers noted Bustillos had bloodshot, watery eyes and that his breath smelled of alcohol. Bustillos reportedly failed field sobriety tests.

The pedestrian’s death will not be counted as a traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2022, pending the completion of the coroner’s investigation.