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August 22 01:56 PM

Hit-and-run suspect sought

 Shreveport police are seeking the identity and whereabouts of a suspect involved in a hit-and-run that seriously injured a local man Tuesday evening.

       Just after 7 p.m., police responded to the 6500 block of Burke Street in reference to a hit-and-run accident. When officers arrived, a male pedestrian was observed lying unresponsive along the roadway.

       The man, identified as 35-year-old John Ashcraft of the 3000 block of Sunnybrook Street in Shreveport, suffered injuries considered to be life-threatening. He was subsequently transported via ambulance to LSUHSC, where he was last listed in critical condition.

Crash investigators were called to the scene and immediately launched an investigation. Preliminary information suggested that a white male driver, operating a model year 2000-2006,  white GMC Yukon, with possibly a primer-painted passenger-side front fender, struck Ashcraft.

It was learned Ashcraft was reportedly hit by the driver of the GMC Yukon in which he had been a passenger just moments earlier, suggesting he might have known the offender.

Authorities are hopeful the vehicle’s description will aid in identifying and apprehending the person responsible for the crime.

As the investigation continues, persons with information regarding the accident are urged to contact Caddo Crime Stoppers at673-7373 or on their Web site at www.lockemup.org.

 

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