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Family Says They Can Forgive After 2-Year-Old Killed In Accident

By Karen Morfitt ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Investigators with the Colorado State Patrol say the driver suspected of hitting and killing a 2-year-old boy is cooperating with the investigation. The 67-year-old man left the scene Monday night, but would later contact authorities after learning about the child’s death on the news. On Tuesday afternoon, family members identified the 2-year-old as Tenzin Chokzin.
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Bonnie Baxter is a neighbor and friend of the family, and one of the first to call 911. “The image of him  laying in the street just keeps coming in my head. I just keep seeing him laying there,” Baxter said. A loud popping noise just before 7:30 p.m. Monday is what first caught her attention. “It kind of scared me, so I looked to the street and I watched the car drive across my driveway by the mailbox,” she said.
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That’s when she says she saw the driver get out. “Kind of turns their body and looks at the car, gets in the car, and the car drives west on 156th,” Baxter said. Baxter would later learn that Chokzin had made his way into the street while his mother was getting a bath ready. The family believes he may have been looking for his grandmother who left moments earlier.
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  “Firefighters and ambulance showed up, they took him to St. Anthony’s North. They worked on him for about 30 minutes or so but he didn’t make it,” she said. Investigators say the driver told them he thought he hit an animal, and that he did stop about 150 feet after the collision. That driver says he didn’t see anything in the road, and didn’t have any damage to his vehicle, so he left. Baxter says the area is very dark around that time of night. Investigators are working to determine if that may have factored into the accident and the driver’s decision to leave. Even without those answers, through their unbearable loss the Chozkins family says they can forgive.
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Karen Morfitt joined the CBS4 team as a reporter in 2013. She covers a variety of stories in and around the Denver metro area. Connect with her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @karenmorfitt or email her tips.

On Sept. 11, Someone Steals Firefighter’s Helmets

THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Two firefighter’s helmets were stolen right off the hooks in the station. It happened Monday morning, Sept. 11, at the Thornton fire station off Dorothy Boulevard. The helmets belong to the captain and a battalion chief. With all of the gear attached to them, they’re estimated to be worth about $1,000 each. For now, the firefighters are buying replacements with money out of their own pockets. If anyone has any information as to who took them, please call the Thornton Police Department. RELATED: Firefighters Honor Fallen 9/11 Crews With Stair Climbs

1 Killed In Homicide, Survivor In Hospital

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – One person was killed Saturday night in what police are calling homicide, though details of the incident have not been released. Deputies were called to 6798 Irving Street early this morning. One person was declared deceased and another was transported to the hospital.
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That survivor went into surgery shortly after arriving. That person’s condition is not known, said ACSO Sgt. Jim Morgen. “Investigators are running down leads,” Morgen stated, adding that “people are being less than forthcoming.” Morgen says it is not clear what occurred inside the residence. Investigators have not said how many suspects may be responsible for the injuries to the two victims.
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Early Sunday afternoon, investigators and crime scene technicians could be seen carrying doors and furniture out of the home.

Watch: Denver Museum Of Nature & Science Updates On Triceratops Find

DENVER (CBS4) – People got a live behind-the-scenes look on Facebook of the big triceratops find in Adams County. Construction crews uncovered the triceratops fossil while working on a new police station for the city.
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This is only the third triceratops that has been found along Colorado’s Front Range. On Tuesday, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, as part of their “Scientists in Action” program, did a special “Unearthing Thornton’s Triceratops” program.
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Kids in schools across the country, including here in Colorado, were able to ask questions of the paleontologists on site. It’s all part of a free monthly program connecting students with scientists where they work. You can watch the full show here: The museum’s staff is currently cleaning the recovered fossils in the lab, which can be seen in person.
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RELATED: New Dinosaur Discovery Something Museum Curator ‘Has Been Waiting For’

Dino Mania Hits Denver Museum Of Nature And Science

DENVER (CBS4) – Dinosaur mania has taken over the Front Range.

Crews unearthed the remains of a triceratops while working on Thornton’s new police station last week.

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Saturday, many got to see the dino first-hand.

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It was on display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, where paleontologists were in the lab examining the bones.

The dig team has uncovered bones from the dinosaur’s nose to its tail.

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The museum says it is likely the most complete triceratops found in the area.

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The museum hopes to finish the dig in the next few days, but if more bones keep popping up it could take longer.

RELATED: Mugshot Posted To ‘Publicly Shame’ Dino Site Intruder

Search Continues For Amber Alert Suspect

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Police are still searching for the suspected kidnapper in an Amber Alert last week.

Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez is suspected of taking his ex-girlfriend and their son from a home in Adams County at gunpoint.

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Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez (credit: Adams County)

An Amber Alert went out Thursday, and a nationwide search followed.

A security guard spotted the woman and the boy at a light rail station in Denver, and they were rescued.

RELATED: Woman Who Assisted Subjects Of Amber Alert ‘Felt Compelled To Help’

Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez, 22, is described as a Hispanic male, 5-feet-6 and 129 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.