Pedestrian Identified In Fatal Hit-And-Run On 5th Avenue

fatality at 5th Avenue

Police have released the identity of the victim who was struck and killed Sunday morning in a hit-and-run incident.

41-year-old Bahtiyor Khamdamov was pronounced dead after EMS brought him to Methodist Hospital. Police had arrived at the scene to discover him unconscious and unresponsive with severe trauma to the body.

Khamdamov lived at 357 Marcus Garvey Boulevard (between Putnam and Jefferson Avenues) in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, according to the police.

The incident took place near the intersection of 5th Avenue and 9th Street at approximately 5:00am on Sunday, February 28, according to police.

No arrests have been made in connection with the alleged hit-and-run driver.

Video via NYPD

Police have released a video of the suspect’s vehicle involved in the incident. Cops say the suspect’s vehicle ran a red light and struck Khamdamov as he was crossing 5th Avenue. The suspect did not stop and fled south on 5th Avenue.

5th Avenue and 9th Street
The intersection of 5th Avenue and 9th Street, hours after a pedestrian was struck and killed on Sunday, February 28. (Photo by Park Slope Stoop)

Cops say the suspect’s vehicle is described as a late model 4-door Nissan Altima, light brown or tan in color, with damage to the passenger side of the vehicle. The car is missing its passenger side mirror, its bumper is broken, and the passenger side headlight and fog light are inoperable.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. You can also submit tips online or via text to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

share this story


  1. Do you guys bother to walk the neighborhood once a week or so? This place has been closed for nearly a month. I’d think hitting the streets would actually do your coverage wonders.

  2. Unremarkable but peaceful is a solid “view”? I think not. This place was okay and nothing more. Athena is the place to go for Greek in the neighborhood.

  3. I had dinner there with my wife shortly after they opened. At the conclusion of the meal, I provided my credit card to pay the bill. They returned the card with the paid receipt and unapologetically informed me that tips must be in cash and that I could not put a tip on the card (no space on receipt to even do so). No mention of that beforehand. That required a schlep to the closest bank and then returning to the restaurant. It ruined the experience.

    I never returned.

    When will restaurants learn? Credit cards are the cost of doing business.

  4. Totally agreed. Closings on this site are always weeks if not months late. Take a walk around the neighborhood you’re trying to cover some time!

  5. Some are more timely than others, that’s true — though hey, there are a ton of comings and goings (just see our map of last year’s:, not to mention all the other topics we cover on this site.

    And remember, Donny, our editor, is just one person, who also covers our sister site South Slope News, and as much as he does indeed travel all these streets, he can’t be everywhere at once. We rely a lot on neighbors to give us a heads up — if you see something you think we’ve missed, shoot an email to! Thanks.

  6. Van – Mary, our Managing Editor already commented above. We’re lucky to have neighbors emailing us about closings, openings, and all sorts of things around the neighborhood. They help us cover a large area. I’m on foot in the Slope most days, between 21st Street to Flatbush Ave, and from Prospect Park to the canal. Feel free to email me at anytime:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *