Man Dies in Southwest Hit-and-Run

Police working to identify the victim and the vehicle responsible

By Tracee Wilkins
|  Monday, Nov 8, 2010  |  Updated 7:44 AM EDT
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Man Dies in Southwest Hit-and-Run

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D.C. Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a damaged Mercedes after a man was struck and killed in southwest Washington early Monday morning.

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.

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