Echo Park hit-and-run suspect claimed to be victim, LAPD says

ECHO PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The suspect who was arrested in the hit-and-run collision in Echo Park that left a 15-year-old boy brain dead allegedly went to a police station and claimed to be a victim in a hit-and-run crash, police said.

Sang Won Jung, 26, of Tujunga allegedly tried to file a report Saturday stating that he had been the victim of a hit-and-run crash.

Officers at the police station noticed that Jung's vehicle "matched the description of the hit-and-run [vehicle] involving two teenage victims," the police statement said. "Detectives from the Central Traffic Division responded to the [police] station, and concluded that Mr. Jung had been behind the wheel when the two teenage victims were struck."

Christian Donis and his cousin, 13-year-old Adam Donis, were hit while they were skateboarding at about 10 p.m. Friday at Montrose and Alvarado streets.

Christian Donis was reported brain dead at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center Sunday. Adam Donis suffered minor injuries.

Jung, who was booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, was released Sunday on $50,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court in downtown L.A. on June 9.

Anyone with further information was urged to contact Central Traffic Detectives at (213) 833-3744.

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