NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have released surveillance video of a car they say was involved in a deadly hit-and-run in Brooklyn.
The black sedan hit 39-year-old Jean Paul Guerrero as he was crossing Jamaica Avenue at Scheffield Avenue in Cypress Hills early Monday morning, police said.
Guerrero, better known as DJ Jinx Paul, was a radio host on New York Latin music radio station Mega 97.9.
He was working a show at Caoba Bistro just down the street. When the party let out, police said he walked in front of a double parked flatbed truck to cross the street and was struck in the center lane.
“Gentleman was crossing the street right about here, the black car hit him,” said witness Robert Grant. “He fell, hit his head. She came out of the car, looked, saw what happened and took off.”
Guerrero was lying in the street severely injured when the ambulance arrived. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he died.
“Why didn’t they stay, the person who hit them?” a woman said. “Why didn’t they stay?”
The radio station released a statement, calling Guerrero “a true warrior of the radio.”
“We wish you luck on your journey,” it said.
Guerrero started DJ’ing at the age of 9 and has worked in over 100 clubs and lounges throughout New York City according to the station’s website.
Police describe the car as a black Nissan Maxima and say the driver was speeding. They said the car was seen on Fulton Street west of the Eastern Parkway.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782), visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.