***UPDATE*** Eastway Division - Fatality in the 3600 block of The Plaza

2/11/2020

Charlotte, N.C. – (Tuesday, February 11, 2020) -- The victim, in this case, has been identified as Karim Abdul Akbar, DOB: 11/01/1957.  His family has been notified of his death. 

This case is being investigated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Departments Major Crash Investigation Unit as a Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Crash.  Any witnesses are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or Detective Justin Kupfer at 704-432-2169.  The public can also visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  The report number for this case is 20200208-2108-00.

 

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Sunday, February 9, 2020) -- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Investigation Unit is conducting an investigation into a hit and run motor vehicle collision involving a bicyclist that occurred on February 8, 2020.  The call for service came in at 9:08 p.m.

Officers responded to reports of a hit and run motor vehicle collision with injury in the 3600 block of The Plaza, which is in the Eastway Division.  Members of the Charlotte Fire Department and MEDIC also responded to the scene.  When officers arrived, they located a unresponsive bicyclist in the roadway who was not wearing a helmet.  MEDIC arrived on scene and pronounced the bicyclist deceased at 9:12 p.m.

Officers with the Major Crash Investigation Unit, DWI Task Force and Crime Scene Search were called to the scene to conduct an investigation.  The preliminary investigation indicates that a vehicle was traveling northeast on The Plaza in the right lane when it struck a bicyclist who was crossing the road.  The bicyclist and bike were thrown off the roadway and came to rest in the grass near the sidewalk.  The driver of the vehicle failed to stop or notify emergency services of this crash.  Speed is not a factor in this crash. Detectives are working to determine if alcohol played a role. 

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Major Crash Investigation Unit is actively searching for the involved vehicle.   

This case is being investigated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Departments Major Crash Investigation Unit as a Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Crash.  Any witnesses are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or Detective Justin Kupfer at 704-432-2169.  The public can also visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  


The report number for this case is 20200208-2108-00.

 

Vehicle 1: Unknown

Driver: Unknown

Color: Unknown

Damage: Front Concentrated

 

Bicyclist:

Name: Pending Next of Kin Notification

Helmet: No

Status: Deceased

 

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