UPDATE: Vehicle involved in multiple hit-and-run incidents found in MariettaThis is the tag of the vehicle believed to be involved in two hit-and-run incidents. Photo provided by DeKalb County Police.
Update: The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Marietta Police found the SUV and detained five people. To read that story, click here.
A spokesperson for the DeKalb County Police Department said none of the people detained were the suspect they are looking for. “Earlier today, Marietta Police Department recovered the vehicle used in yesterday’s hit and runs,” the spokesperson said. “There were a number of occupants inside the vehicle; however, our investigation determined that the person of interest was not an occupant of the vehicle. Meanwhile, the four-year-old injured remains in critical condition. If anyone has information about the three incidents, we urge them to call 9-1-1 or our Homicide Unit at 770-724-7850.”
Here is our earlier story …
DeKalb County, GA — DeKalb County Police are seeking a man accused of being involved in three hit-and-run incidents on Sunday, May 31.
The vehicle possibly involved in two of the incidents is described as a 2011 Hyundai Sante Fe with the following license plate number: TBV359
Police said on May 31 at 10:45 a.m., a man was struck and killed by a vehicle in Wade Walker Park. Police did not provide a detailed description of the suspect. Police said the victim’s vehicle, the silver 2011 Hyundai Sante Fe, was stolen and may have been used in the additional hit-and-run collisions.
Police said at 2:15 p.m. on May 31, a vehicle matching the description of the one stolen in the earlier incident crashed into a family of six riding their bicycles at North DeKalb Mall. The driver severely injured a four-year-old. Police said they learned that this vehicle also was involved in another hit-and-run crash in another jurisdiction at 12 p.m. on May 31, but the circumstances are under investigation.
The motive is unknown, police said.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
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