Warrant names AISD police officer as driver in Walmart hit-and-run

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A search warrant KXAN recently obtained identifies the suspected driver who ran over a woman in south Austin and left the scene as 33-year-old Adam Marsh, a police officer with the Austin Independent School District.

According to the warrant, Marsh drove a 2008 black Dodge Ram and was involved in the Feb. 9, 2018 crash that severely injured Michelle Gonzales.

Gonzales was in the Walmart parking lot located at 710 East Ben White Blvd. when she was hit by the driver, just before 2 a.m.

Surveillance video released by the Austin Police Department helped detectives identify a possible suspect. According to the warrant, a sergeant with the AISD Police Department contacted police and told them Marsh had a vehicle similar to the one in the video. 

Detectives learned Marsh admitted to a co-worker he was in the area of the hit-and-run at the time of the crash, according to the search warrant. The vehicle in question was towed from McCallum High School and impounded at the end of February.

On March 1, a district spokesperson told KXAN a school resource officer had been placed on administrative leave. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, Marsh has not been arrested or charged in connection with the hit-and-run.

Gonzales, 46, remains in the ICU at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. Her family expects a long road to recovery and have started a fundraising page for her.

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