A D.C. Police spokesman said a driver reported a man lying in the 2900 block of South Capitol Street at about 12:45 a.m. Police said the man was the victim of a hit and run; he has not been identified and is considered a "John Doe."
The victim is an African-American man, most likely 59 or 60 years old. A police spokesman said he appeared to be either homeless or possibly staying in a nearby shelter.
Investigators said evidence left at the scene points to the striking vehicle most likely being a Mercedes. They are now working to determine a year and model. Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a Mercedes with front end and possible windshield damage, as well.