Edmonton police release video of fatal hit-and-run suspect
Watch above: Edmonton police have released surveillance and dash cam video of the man wanted in a hit-and-run that left an Edmonton father dead Friday morning. Quinn Ohler has more on the search and how the victim is being remembered.
EDMONTON – Police have released video and photos of the suspect in Friday morning’s hit-and-run that left a 33-year-old man dead.
Since the hit-and-run, police have been searching for the driver of the truck involved in the incident.
“We don’t have a name for him, we don’t know if he’s from the city, we don’t know anything about him at this point, really. And that’s why we’re issuing his picture, hoping to get some information,” said Det. Rick Thomas with the EPS Homicide Section.
The manhunt began Friday morning after Adam Groves was run over and killed by his own truck as he tried to stop it from being stolen.
Edmonton police located the blue Dodge Ram truck at the back of a residence in the area of 112 Ave. and 94 St., around 6:30 p.m. Friday. The suspect still has not been found.
A woman was taken into custody Friday morning, but Thomas wouldn’t speak about the possible relationship between the woman and the male suspect, except to say: “they were obviously connected at some point. The extent, we don’t know, we’re still investigating that aspect.”
The Edmonton Police Service continues to investigate the fatality, and is releasing video surveillance footage of the suspect in the hopes the public can help to identify the suspect.
The surveillance footage of the suspect was taken at a liquor store in the area of 45 Street and 118 Avenue at approximately 1:40 a.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014.
Other footage was taken from a vehicle dash cam seconds after the incident took place on June 13 while the suspect and stolen truck left the scene on 116 A Avenue southbound on 29 Street.
WATCH: Dash cam and surveillance video of the male suspect wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on Friday morning.
The suspect is described as an Aboriginal male in his 30s, approximately 6’0”to 6’2” in height, with a medium build, medium length brown/black hair, and may be wearing jeans. He was last seen in a red and white horizontal striped golf shirt. He was also wearing a rather distinctive hat, which is shown below:
Anyone with information that can help identify and locate the suspect is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.
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