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Deadly hit and run on Atkinson Street in Monroe

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Kendrick Handy, courtesy Monroe Police Kendrick Handy, courtesy Monroe Police

UPDATE

Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police have made an arrest in connection to a a hit and run that resulted in the death of a man on Friday night.

Police arrested Kendrick Handy, who turned himself into Monroe Police. Police say Handy cooperated with investigators and gave a statement regarding the incident.

Handy was arrested and booked at OCC for hit and run and vehicular homicide. The suspect vehicle was located on Powell Street and is described as a blue 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe.

The victim has been identified as Jerry Davis of Monroe.

Original Story: 

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police are investigating a hit and run that resulted in the death of a man on Friday night.

It happened at about 7:30 P.M., in the 800 block of Atkinson Street.  An unidentified black male was walking on the southbound side of the street, when police say he was struck.  

The victim later died at a nearby hospital.

Police say the suspect vehicle in question may be a dark-colored, small SUV. 

Anyone with information is urged to call Monroe Police at (318) 329-2600.

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