Hit and run victim continues fighting for life

Hit and run victim continues fighting for life

Amarillo, TX - A Dalhart man is still fighting for his life after being the victim of a hit and run one week ago.

Amarillo police said they have interviewed the man they believe is the driver, but they are still searching for more information before any arrests can be made or any charges filed.

Cooper Barrow, 27, remains in the hospital Friday night with life threatening injuries. He was hit by a car early New Years morning at the corner of SW 15th and S. Carolina.

Police said they have identified and interviewed who they think is driver, but they believe there are more people out there who know about this case and have yet to come forward with information.

Until more people come forward with information, the investigation is at a standstill. "You have to have the elements of the crime or a criminal act to be able to present that case and get the prosecutors to accept that," said Cpl. Jerry Neufeld. "Until we can get all of that together and show that we do have intent and we do have a criminal offense, we're kind of in limbo right now."

Neufeld said more witnesses or people with information are essential in solving this case. "You have an individual who is still laying in the hospital bed, fighting for his life. I think the only decent thing to do is to come forward and tell law enforcement what you know or what you saw for this person's sake. They didn't do anything. It would be nice to be able to clear some of that up and for their family and friends."

Anyone with information about the hit and run is urged to call Amarillo Crimestoppers at 374-4400.

Madison Alewel - NewsChannel 10