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.

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