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BSO SEEKS HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER

VICTIM IDENTIFIED

BSO Case Number: WP1305-0581
PIO Number: 13-5-15A
Date: May 17, 2013
Time: 5:04 a.m.
Place of Occurrence: 2600 block of State Road 7, West Park
Jurisdiction: West Park

Victim(s):

  • Walter James, 52, male, 1/10/61, 18900 NW 31st Avenue, Miami Gardens (HOSPITALIZED)

Suspect(s):

  • unidentified person

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide investigators are seeking the public’s help locating the driver who struck a pedestrian Friday morning and fled the scene.

Walter James, 52, was in the 2600 block of State Road 7, crossing the northbound lanes from west to east, when he was impacted by a 2006 to 2011 model, four-door, silver Honda Civic with dark tinted windows. The driver of the Civic made an immediate right after the collision into a residential neighborhood. The incident happened minutes after 5 a.m. The suspect’s vehicle is missing the cover of the driver’s side mirror and should have front-end damage to the driver’s side headlight, hood and possible damage to the windshield.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported James to Memorial Regional Hospital in critical condition, but is now said to be in fair condition and stable.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the suspect’s vehicle is asked to contact BSO Traffic Homicide Detective Michael Wiley at 954-321-4840 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or www.browardcrimestoppers.org. A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.

INVESTIGATORS: Det. Wiley, THI; West Park

THIS REPORT BY: Keyla Concepción/PIO; 5/17/13 1630

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