December 12, 2021

11-year-old killed in hit-and-run, IMPD asks public to help find vehicle of interest

11-year-old killed in hit-and-run, IMPD asks public to help find vehicle of interest

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public's help for information regarding a hit-and-run that left an 11-year-old boy dead.

At about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, police were sent to the area of Wicker Road and South Tibbs Avenue on a report of a fatal hit and run incident, according to an IMPD news release. The boy was riding a small motorcycle and was struck and killed by a vehicle. The driver did not stop to render aid and fled the scene, the release said. Police believe the driver traveled east on Wicker Road.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, the release said.

IMPD released a photo on Twitter Sunday night of the suspected vehicle, which shows a large truck. 

IMPD encourages anyone with information about the incident to call the IMPD Hit and Run Office at 317-327-6549 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477. Individuals can also submit an anonymous tip at www.CrimeTips.org.

 

Contact WFYI criminal justice reporter Katrina Pross at kpross@wfyi.org. Follow on Twitter: @katrina_pross.

Pross is a Corps Member of Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project.

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