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Posted at 2:35 PM ET, 01/31/2011

Photo of hit-and-run suspect released

By Elizabeth Flock

Alexandria Police have released a photo of the suspect of a January 21 fatal hit and run.

Photos of the man and vehicle were captured on surveillance video from a nearby gas station, authorities said.

The suspect and his car. (Alexandria Police)

The victim was identified as Melbourne Clyde Leach Jr., 26, of Alexandria. Leach was crossing King Street at the intersection with Park Center Drive when he was struck, police said. Leach later died at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

The suspect is described as black, between 5 ft. 10 in. and 6 ft. tall, and clean-shaven, according to police. He was dressed in a dark suit with a white shirt and dark tie.

Police said the man spoke with an accent that may be of African origin; he may also work for a car service. His car may be a black Lincoln Town Car with front-end damage.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Alexandria Police Department at (703) 838-4444 or Crime Solvers at (703) 838-4858.

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 31, 2011; 2:35 PM ET
Categories:  Alexandria, Traffic Accidents  
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Thank you for speed cameras...because I am sure he would not have came forward. So sad and I don't see how he can go on day to day knowing what he may have done. Heartless!

Posted by: shadon1 | January 31, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Judging from how the suspect is dressed and the type of car he was driving, it looks to me that this guy is one of those executive for hire cabbies we see a lot of around this area. Maybe the Police need to look into these cabbies.

Posted by: Chazo | January 31, 2011 11:25 PM | Report abuse

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