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FHP impounds vehicle suspected in fatal Tallahassee hit-and-run

Florida Highway Patrol Vehicle
Posted at 6:30 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 18:35:47-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The car believed to be involved in a deadly hit-and-run on North Monroe Street in early January has been impounded by the Florida Highway Patrol.

However, the suspect who hit and killed 26-year-old Jeremiah Bruce is still out there.

According to an affidavit obtained by ABC 27, the Florida Highway Patrol has impounded a vehicle believed to be connected to a fatal hit-and-run crash near the intersection of North Monroe Street and Northmont Drive.

FHP says Jeremiah Bruce was walking in the southbound lanes of North Monroe Street when a car, also in the southbound lanes, hit Bruce and drove off.

After the incident, investigators recovered pieces of the car as well as two surveillance videos that captured the suspect vehicle.

"Video confirmed that the vehicle was in fact a 2011-2014 silver or gray Chrysler 200 four-door sedan," the affidavit reads. "Video confirmed the suspect driver was in fact a black male."

Troopers then sent out a description of the driver and suspect vehicle to all windshield repair shops and distributors in the area and got a call from a local shop on Feb. 13.

The shop then turned over pictures of the car they repaired.

"The photographs showed buckling of the hood, a shattered front windshield consistent with a head strike of a pedestrian with spider webbing, the front grille chrome in color was completely displaced, the left fender was bowed outward, and pieces of the bumper were missing," the affidavit read.

A judge authorized a search warrant of the car the day after .

According to the affidavit, investigators were able to identify who the car belongs to. We have reached out to Florida Highway Patrol to determine if they have identified a primary suspect in the case.