'Just shoot me in the head’ - Accused drunk driver tells police after he's arrested while trying to flee from crash that killed best friend

An accused drunken driver, arrested while trying to run from a gruesome accident scene that killed his lifelong friend, wished for his own death once police arrived.

“Just shoot me in the head please,” suspect Jovanni Padilla told a police officer after his speeding car ran past a red light and hit another vehicle early Saturday morning, September 25, according to Brooklyn Criminal Court complaint.

“I hit my friend by mistake, please tell me he’s OK. I’m sorry for running,” he said. “My life is over, I’m dead.”

The Passenger in the car, Kainen Martin, 23, was ejected on impact, with police arriving to find the dying man unconscious on the street and the driver trying to escape the wreck through a window on the passenger side where his friend was sitting moments earlier.

According to a police report, Padilla slammed into an oncoming SUV.

Padilla’s vehicle screeched to a halt after careened into a pair of parked cars, with the front of his car destroyed by the impact.

Martin was asleep in the passenger’s seat at the time of the deadly collision when the pair were less than two miles from home after their night out.Latest Post