Driver 'purposefully' mowed down father riding bikes with young sons: cops

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"You said you don't care about anybody down here".

According to Tampa police, Pedro Aguerreberry, 42, was biking with his two sons, Lucas, 8, and Bennett, 3, near New Tampa Boulevard and Wood Sage Drive around noon when a burgundy-colored auto veered off the road and onto the bike path, then struck the family before leaving the scene.

Chief said Morse appeared to have targeted the family Sunday afternoon, striking 42-year-old Pedro Aguerreberry as he pulled one child on his bicycle with another child following behind on the off-road bike path.

Dugan told ABC Action News the family was "doing everything right", including wearing helmets and staying on the paved bike path.

Bennett Aguerreberry, who was flown to a hospital with serious injuries, and Lucas Aguerreberry are expected to recover. Tampa police say Morse was arrested Sunday night and charged with premeditated first-degree murder. He's being held at the Hillsborough County Jail, where records don't list a defense lawyer for him.

Their 30-year-old son, Mikese Morse has been hospitalized several times since his early twenties. He attended University of South Florida in Tampa, where he won the Big East Championship for leaping 25 feet, seven-and-a-half inches (7.81 meters). He also attended the University of Miami and was a U.S. Olympic Trials finalist in 2008 and 2016, according to the AP.

A motorist arrested in Florida after a witness said he deliberately ran over a man on a bicycle is a track-and-field athlete who repeatedly qualified for the United States Olympic Trials. A criminal affidavit said that Morse admitted to using his vehicle to attack a father and his two children, Fox 13 News reported.

"We've pointed them to his social media".

"This is definitely random and it was purposefully done, we don't know why", Dugan said.

But she added that she and her husband were limited in what they could do because their son is an adult.

"He continued on not making any logical sense and then advised I should not let him out of the police station or he may hurt someone", the officer wrote. He then refused to take his medicine and there was little his parents could do, they said, because he didn't live with them. "She is going to have to pick up the pieces", he said. "He's very smart, he'll be able to talk his way out". Investigators believe that Morse had no connection to the family. But instead, police knocked on the door of their pale yellow house in an upscale suburban neighborhood.

Morse was taken into protective custody under Floridas Baker Act, but was released after a week.

TPD officers spotted Morse's auto a few blocks away from his parent's home in New Tampa.