Suspect arrested in Tucson hit & run death - KMSP-TV

Suspect arrested in Tucson hit & run death

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A suspect is in custody in the hit & run death of a Tucson bicyclist.

Tucson police say 64-year-old John Akers was fatally struck by a vehicle about 3:30 a.m. Thursday as he was riding his bicycle to work.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that Akers was a bus driver at Sun Tran and has worked for the bus service since 1974.

Witnesses say the car that hit Akers fled the scene. They provided a description of the vehicle to police and deputies found it hours later on Tucson's northwest side.

Police say the suspect is facing charges of second-degree murder and leaving the scene of a fatal collision.

The name of the suspect hasn't been released yet.

 

Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com

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