"Vehicle of Interest" Located in Gary Hit-and-Run

Anyone with information surrounding the accident is being asked to call Sgt. Dawn Westerfield at 219-881-7485

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    Malik Herron was Killed over the weekend in a hit-and-run crash in Gary, Ind. (Published Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014)

    A Gary, Ind., police official on Monday said authorities had located a vehicle that may have something to do with a hit-and-run crash that killed a boy and injured another over the weekend.

    "A vehicle of interest has been located, and the case is still being investigated," Cpl. Gabrielle King said via email.

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    No other information about the investigation was released.

    Malik Herron, 13, and another boy, Robert Davis, were walking on the 4900 block of Vermont Street on Saturday evening when a large dark-colored vehicle left the roadway and struck them. Herron was later pronounced dead and Davis was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

    Police said the vehicle is believed to have damage to the front end, turn signal and mirror on the passenger side.

    Herron's family on Monday night held a candlelight vigil near where the accident happened.

    "I really don't see how it didn't take my body, like, with his, because like the way the car swerved into us, he should have dragged me with him," said Davis, who suffered a dislocated arm in the crash. "They was speeding ... the was going like 80."

    Herron's mother, Monik Herron, said she'd been told police had found the hit-and-run vehicle but not the driver.

    "They got good hopes that they got a good idea who the person is," she said. "That was my oldest son ... my everything. ... It still don't take the pain away, but it helps ease that I know this person is going to get caught."

    Anyone with information surrounding the accident is being asked to call Sgt. Dawn Westerfield at 219-881-7485.