On Sunday, June 16, 2019 at approximately 0455 hours, police responded to a call of a pedestrian struck in the vicinity of Austin Place and Bruckner Boulevard, within the confines of the 41 Precinct in Bronx.

Upon arrival police discovered a 37 year old male with serious injuries lying on the pavement at the location. EMS responded and transported the victim to Lincoln hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Preliminary investigation has determined that the victim was attempting to cross the southbound Bruckner Boulevard service road from the west side to the east side of the street and outside of the crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle which did not remain and continued south bound on Bruckner Boulevard. The vehicle is described as a Brown or Tan Chevy Tahoe. Highway Collision Investigation Squad is currently investigating.

The victim has been identified, family has been notified.

Deceased:

Christopher Nieves
1115 College Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456

Pursuant to ongoing investigation, the NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following vehicle involved in the below described hit and run.

A brown 2004 Chevy Tahoe, NY license plate CRR5224, sticker that says, “Salt Life” on rear hatch glass. The vehicle was last seen with collision damage on the front passenger side.

Surveillance photographs of the suspect are attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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