Police: New York man identified as suspect in local hit and run

Tyrek K. Kelly (Roanoke Police)

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) - Roanoke Police have identified the suspect in a hit and run that happened Saturday, December 2.

Police say officers on bikes tried to make a traffic stop at the Valley View Mall after 1 p.m., and the suspect drove off, hitting a pedestrian and an occupied vehicle.

Roanoke Police say the suspect driver is Tyrek K. Kelly, 24, of Brooklyn, New York.

Warrants are on file for malicious wounding, hit and run, and child neglect.

Police say the pedestrian Kelly hit was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information about Kelly should call (540) 344-8500.

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