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Hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn sought for killing homeless man

Hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn killed a homeless man
A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a homeless man in Canarsie, Brooklyn on June 25, 2022.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Police in Brooklyn are looking for the hit-and-run driver who killed a homeless man in a collision Saturday morning.

Law enforcement sources said the incident happened at about 4:05 a.m. on June 25 at the corner of East 108th Street and Farragut Road in Canarsie.

Based on a preliminary investigation, police determined that the victim — a man in his 60s — was struck as he pushed a shopping cart across the street at the location.

Sources familiar with the case did not provide a description of the driver and vehicle involved in the collision.

Whoever struck the man was long gone by the time officers from the 69th Precinct arrived on the scene.

Police found the victim on the roadbed with severe body trauma. 

Responding EMS units pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Police did not release his identity.

The case has been presented to the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad for further examination.

Anyone with information regarding the deadly hit-and-run can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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