According to police, the incident began as a chase involving a stolen gray Chevrolet Cavalier. The suspected driver, Hassan Forrest, didn't stop, even after he allegedly hit the boy. The chase reached speeds of 45 mph in a 25 mph zone, police said. The car was found abandoned in Cleveland and had been set on fire after it was ditched.
Forrest pleaded not guilty to aggravated vehicular assault, failure to comply, failure to stop after an accident, arson, and receiving stolen property. According to the indictment, Forrest was also driving under a suspended license.