Friends prepare memorial for teen killed in hit-and-run

El Paso News

Friends, classmates, and teammates of Adalberto “Beto” Romero are preparing for a memorial Friday at Gadsden High School’s baseball field. 

As KTSM has reported, the 16-year-old student was killed in front of his Berino home Wednesday morning when Oscar Anchondo, 21, allegedly ran him over as he was getting into his car to go to school at Aero Lane and Pico, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

“I had him for a class and I was just waiting for him to come into class just to see him one last time, to hear his voice one last time,” said Romero’s former basketball teammate Roberto Plata.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with Romero’s memorial and has already exceeded its $5,000 goal. 

Romero, who was a baseball player at Gadsden High School, will be remembered Friday at 4 p.m. before the baseball team’s game against Alamogordo High School. 

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

Local lawmakers respond to Texas AG lawsuit, call rhetoric 'reckless'

School counselor retires after 36 years, expects more teachers and staff to follow due to COVID-19

Chaparral man faces federal charges after alleged carjacking and high-speed chase

Food Truck Friday: Porkchops El Paso | Segment 1

Food Truck Friday: Porkchops El Paso | Segment 2

City of El Paso seeks federal assistance as it prepares for possible 'migrant surge' amid pandemic

More El Paso News
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link