- Timmy Lane
Shreveport Police investigators are in the early stages of an inquiry into a fatal hit and run accident which claimed the life of a local resident Tuesday evening.
Shortly after 11:15 p.m. on July 9, 2019, Shreveport Police patrol officers were called to the 600 block of MCCormick Street relative to a male pedestrian who had apparently been struck by a motor vehicle which left the scene. The victim, identified as 79 year old Rodney R. Self was declared deceased at the scene. Self had reportedly left his residence walking his dog, when at some point he is believed to have been struck by a vehicle of unknown make, model or other descriptive factors.
A critically injured Self, was located at the scene of the crime by a family member who sought his whereabouts after becoming concerned after Self had not returned home after being gone for over an hour. Police Crash investigators arrived at the scene of the crime and are currently working to gather additional information regarding the matter. Police are hoping that someone in the area may have seen or heard something to aid in identifying and apprehending the person or persons responsible for this crime. Those who wish to provide tips relative to the matter should contact Crimestoppers at: (318) 673-7373 or visit P3tips.com. A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.
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