Person of interest in custody in fatal Philadelphia hit-and-run

A person of interest has turned himself in over a hit-and-run that left a man dead in Northeast Philadelphia, police said.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said a car rammed into a bus shelter near the Roosevelt Mall around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, launching the victim and the shelter about 100 feet.

The driver of the Lexus got out of the car, walked over to the victim, looked at the body and then ran away, Small said.

The wrecked car was left at the scene, with a completely shattered windshield and blood, believed to be the driver’s, on the air bag.

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Police said the suspected driver turned himself in around 8 a.m. Tuesday. No charges have been filed.Police haven’t released the victim’s identity.

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