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RCMP investigating death of 19-year-old in Moncton hit and run as a homicide

RCMP is on scene at Elmwood Drive in Moncton. Callum Smith/Global News

New Brunswick RCMP says it is investigating Friday morning’s hit and run in Moncton as a homicide, following the death of a 19-year-old man.

“Police were able to determine that the driver of the vehicle purposely struck the pedestrian,” RCMP said in a new release.

Earlier on Friday, an RCMP spokesperson said police responded to a hit and run involving a pedestrian in a parking lot on Elmwood Drive in Moncton in the morning.

Cpl. Hans Ouellette said Codiac RCMP responded to the incident at 4 a.m.

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“A man died at the scene as a result of his injuries,” said Ouellette in an interview. At the time, no additional details were provided.

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In the Friday afternoon release, police said investigators “have determined that his death is the result of a homicide.”

Police said the suspect fled the scene in a dark-coloured vehicle.

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There was a large police presence at the scene, with a tarp near the entrance of a Dooly’s location. There was also police tape surrounding the parking lot, located at the corner of Elmwood and Stone avenues.

“Anyone who may have seen activity around 411 Elmwood Drive between 3:30 and 4 a.m., or who has information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 506-857-2400,” read RCMP’s release.

 

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