Police identify man who ran over Army vet after he tried to break up fight

Police have identified the man who ran over an Army vet in the parking lot of  a Chandler, Arizona shopping center last week.

They say 18-year-old Cody Gibson was the man involved in an aggravated assault case that turned into a hit-and-run,  12News reports.

(Cody Gibson)
(Cody Gibson)

The vet, Steven Richardson, is recovering in ICU at a local hospital. Richardson was reportedly trying to stop a fight between Gibson and an unidentified woman, when Gibson jumped in his car and ran him over.  He suffered severe head trauma — a skull fracture, concussion and short-term memory loss.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in tracking down Gibson. If you know of his whereabouts, you’re being urged to call the Chandler Police Dept.

Related: Army vet clinging to life after being run over by couple he was trying to help

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  • Michele graduated with a B.S. in Telecommunication from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. She has spent numerous years working in the news industry in south Florida, including many positions ranging from being a news writer at WSVN, the Fox affiliate in Miami to being an associate news producer at WPLG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Miami. Michele has also worked in Public Relations and Marketing.

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