MIAMI (WSVN) - Homicide detectives in Miami are seeking the public’s help to identify the person responsible for striking and killing a man with a vehicle.
The incident happened in the parking lot of a business behind 26th Avenue and Southwest 11th Street on Sunday night.
“That driver just carelessly left this man to die there,” said Miami Police officer Kenia Fallat.
According to investigators, the incident began when a man and the subject got into an argument. A third person tried to stop the fight, and that’s when the subject got into a 2013 to 2016 red Mercedes-Benz CLA and struck the person who tried to stop the argument.
“The man strikes the victim, pins him against another vehicle, backs up, hits another two parked vehicles and takes off,” Fallat said.
Surveillance video captured the incident and also showed the victim being dragged several feet and pinning him in between another vehicle.
The victim was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Police have identified the victim as 25-year-old Jader Ruiz.
Now, investigators hope the surveillance footage can help them find the heartless driver who was behind the wheel of the 2013 to 2016 red Mercedes-Benz.
“He was not just reckless, he was also a coward because he left and he failed to render aid to this person,” Fallat said.
If you have any information on this incident, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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