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Flushing Hit-and-Run Classified as a Homicide: NYPD

Justin Leiva (Image: Facebook)

April 16, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

The police have classified a hit-in-run incident where a pedestrian was killed in Flushing Tuesday a homicide.

Justin Leiva, 29, a resident of 84th Street in Jackson Heights, was struck dead by an SUV while crossing College Point Boulevard–near the Booth Memorial Avenue intersection– at around 1:50 a.m. on April 14, according to police.

Leiva was walking from east to west when he was mowed down by the SUV driver who was traveling southbound on College Point Boulevard, police said.

The driver of the vehicle made a U-turn and fled the location north on College Point Boulevard.

Emergency Medical Services pronounced Leiva dead at the scene, police said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing, police said.

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