My heart absolutely goes out to this family. To all the families involved. Not only did this selfish drunk take a young boy, but, he will now be absent from the people that loved him. My father killed his best friend drinking and driving when I was very young. From then on--Absent. I work with offenders of D.W.I as well. So when I hear of something like this it seems to strike me like a thunderbolt to my heart.
My favorite part of all the quotes below are Mark Enrqiuez' obituary.That actually brought tears to my eyes.Mark was an intelligent, caring and funny young man. He loved his family, friends, skateboarding, rollerblading, the outdoors, music and food. His love of food made him want to be a chef someday. Mark was very social and loved being around people. He was a very confident individual and was planning on going to college. He wanted to help find a cure for AIDS, and always wanted the world to be a better place. As an organ donor, even in his dying, he was enriching the lives of others
Suspect charged with vehicular homicide
Updated: Friday, 08 Oct 2010, 12:44 PM MDT
Published : Friday, 08 Oct 2010, 9:17 AM MDT
Reporter: David Romero
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A hit-and-run driver killed a young skateboarder in northeast Albuquerque Thursday night, but it didn't take long for a suspect to surrender himself and be booked into jail.
At about 8 p.m. police responded to a caller's report of hearing a loud noise found a teenager lying dead on Pennsylvania Street NE about two blocks north of Indian School Road. The driver fled the scene leaving behind sufficient debris to identify the suspect vehicle as a white Mitsubishi.
On Friday morning an Albuquerque Police Department spokesperson identified the victim as Mark Enriquez, 14. Investigators said he was walking or riding his skateboard in the bike lane on the west side of the street when he was struck by a southbound driver.
Enriquez was pronounced dead at the scene.
Just after 10 p.m. Thursday Andrew Armstrong, 28, called police saying he wanted to turn himself in. Armstrong was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.
Police also said a DWI officer has joined the investigation based on a suspicion Armstrong may have been drinking before or while driving his white 2007 Mitsubishi.
http://http://webcache.googleusercon...ml%3Fcat%3D504The man charged in killing a teenage boy in a hit-and-run accident last week made his first appearance in court over the weekend.
Andrew Armstrong, 28, turned himself into authorities after police say he fled the scene after striking and killing Mark Enriquez, 14, who was skateboarding near Indian School Boulevard and Pennsylvania Street in Northeast Albuquerque.
Enriquez was pronounced dead on the scene.
Court documents reveal how the front grill was missing from Armstrong’s car when he turned himself. The windshield was also shattered. Armstrong admitted to police that he had been drinking.
Funeral services are set to take place for Enriquez Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at French Mortuary on San Antonio Drive and Wyoming Boulevard.
Albuquerque Public School officials say grief counselors are available to students at Sandia High School where Enriquez was a student.
http://http://www.kob.com/article/st...36.shtml?cat=0A 911 tape released on Monday shows how desperately a group of strangers tried to save a teenage boy’s life in Northeast Albuquerque.
Fourteen year old Mark Enriquez was killed Thursday night in a hit and run while he was riding his skateboard down Pennsylvania Street by Indian School Road.
A group of neighbors heard the loud crash and ran outside. The caller on the 911 tape says she ran out to the street and found Enriquez lying face up. He was unconscious and not breathing.
While neighbors waited for the paramedics to arrive, the dispatcher tells the caller to start CPR.
Caller: I’m going as fast as I can.
Dispatcher: That’s fine. Count out loud so I can make sure that...
Caller: One...Two...Three...Four...Five… Now it’s making the blood come out faster, is that good?
Dispatcher: Coming out of his face, out of his mouth?
Caller: Out of his head, I think.
Despite their efforts, it was too late.
A funeral is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday night at the French Mortuary at 7121 Wyoming Blvd in Northeast Albuquerque.
Andrew Armstrong, 28, turned himself in to police a couple hours after Enriquez was hit. He's facing multiple charges including vehicular homicide.
Mark Lee Er=nriquez Obit
http://obits.abqjournal.com/obits/searchENRIQUEZ -- Mark Lee Enriquez, Jr., 14, was born on August 9, 1996. His life ended tragically on October 7, 2010 as the victim of a hit and run accident. He is survived by his parents, Mark Enriquez, Sr., Lindsay Hieter and Jason Zwicke; his grandparents, Ernest and Brenda Enriquez, and Zachary and Brenda Zwicke; siblings, Hadyn Enriquez, Zen Zwicke and Cameron Nicholson; aunts, Crystal Enriquez, Lisa Hieter, Beverly Gonzales and Heidi Snider; uncle, Jacob Zwicke; great-grandmother, Teddy Enriquez; numerous cousins and extended family; and many, many friends. Mark was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Leroy and Josefina Hieter; and paternal great-grandparents, Herbert and Betty Wood and Joe Enriquez. Mark was an intelligent, caring and funny young man. He loved his family, friends, skateboarding, rollerblading, the outdoors, music and food. His love of food made him want to be a chef someday. Mark was very social and loved being around people. He was a very confident individual and was planning on going to college. He wanted to help find a cure for AIDS, and always wanted the world to be a better place. As an organ donor, even in his dying, he was enriching the lives of others. A celebration of Mark's life will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. at French-Wyoming Chapel. A candlelight vigil will follow the service around 8:00 p.m. at the park located at Pennsylvania Ave and Indian School Rd. Please visit our online guestbook for Mark at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400