NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A deadly hit-and-run in the Tremont section of the Bronx has been upgraded to a homicide, and police have identified the man they believe was behind the wheel.
27-year-old Angel Rodriguez is wanted in the crash that left one man dead and another hurt the morning of March 19th.READ MORE: Campaign 2021: Polls Open For Early Voting In New York City Primaries; First With Ranked Choice Voting
Police said the two victims were walking on Third Avenue near East 181st Street when an SUV driven by Rodriguez hit them.
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Police said 27-year-old Wally Dominguez was immediately killed by the impact. The second victim was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital and was expected to make a full recovery.
Police sources tell CBS2 they originally responded to reports of shots fired. Responding officers found a gun and bullet casings on the ground but it’s unclear if anyone was shot.
No arrests have been made as the investigation continues.MORE NEWS: New York-Presbyterian To Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations For Staff
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.