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Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run case, murder charges filed

On Behalf of | Aug 4, 2021 | Felonies

Police in Minneapolis reportedly arrested the individual believed responsible for a fatal hit-and-run collision that recently occurred in the area. The accused is now facing murder charges. If convicted, he is looking at imprisonment, fines and several other significant consequences.

What happened?

On July 20, law enforcement authorities received reports of an accident on Queen Avenue North, 3100 block. When they arrived on the scene, they found a man with significant injuries lying on the ground. Witnesses told police the victim was riding a dirt bike when a white SUV seemed to have purposefully run him down. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, he later succumbed to his injuries. 

The accused

The SUV involved in the incident was later found abandoned not far from the accident. The owner of the SUV was quickly located, but he is not believed to have been the driver responsible for the hit-and-run. He claimed to have lent his vehicle to a 31-year-old male often seen around the area. The accused was promptly found and arrested. The owner of the SUV and two other witnesses identified him in a lineup as the individual operating the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Right to defend himself

The murder charges in this case are serious and can have life-altering consequences if the accused is ultimately convicted. What he does now to protect and defend himself could make or break his case. Thankfully, he has the right to turn to an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help him do all that is necessary to fight for the best outcome possible.