PHOENIX - Police say a man who was found with a severe head injury in a north Phoenix road has died Thursday morning.
Bell Road between 40th and 44th streets has been shut down for what they're calling a hit-and-run investigation. It’s unclear when it will reopen.
According to police, it all started when police were called to a bar near 32nd Street and Cactus Road around 12:30 a.m.
Officers reportedly broke up a disagreement among several people and had those customers leave the bar.
An officer saw one of the men involved in the argument leave the scene in a taxi, police said.
That same officer later responded to reports of a body found in the middle of Bell Road near 40th Street around 1:30 a.m.
The officer found the man and realized it was the same person who left the bar earlier in a taxi, police said.
The man, in his 30s, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
His name has not been released.
Police have not said if the hit-and-run is related to the bar incident, or if it was a random vehicle.
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