The following is a news release from the Lubbock Police Department:
Accident Investigators with the Lubbock Police Department have taken into custody the suspect responsible for Friday night’s hit & run that left one person injured.
Lubbock Police were called to East 3rd Street and Zenith Avenue, around 9:30 p.m., Friday December 15th, for reports of a body lying beside the roadway.
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Upon arrival, officers located 40-year-old David Gonzalez with serious injuries. Gonzalez was transported to UMC by ambulance with life-threatening injuries.
Through investigation, officers were able to determine Gonzalez was hit by a vehicle while he was walking in the roadway in the 300 block of Zenith.
Through a tip from a member of the public, investigators were able to locate the suspect vehicle on the afternoon of Monday, December 18th, a few blocks from the scene of the crime. After locating the vehicle, investigators were then able to locate the owner, 52-year-old Marlon Bailey, and take him into custody.
Marlon Bailey is charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid, a third degree felony.
He is currently in the process of being booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center.
(News release from the Lubbock Police Department)