Glendale police looking for SUV, driver in deadly hit and run

GLENDALE, AZ - Surveillance video released by Glendale police on Friday shows a vehicle they’re looking for in the hit and run death of a pedestrian last month.

Glendale police say 62-year-old Pete Rivas died from his injuries after he was struck crossing the street near 60th Avenue and Bethany Home Road around 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.

Rivas was crossing Bethany Home Road in an unmarked crosswalk when he was struck by a white 4-door SUV, police say.

The SUV is described as having tinted windows and custom tires and rims.

Investigators believe the vehicle is a 1996-1999 Chevy Tahoe. They said the SUV likely sustained heavy damage to the front end, from the mid to passenger side of the vehicle.

Police say the driver failed to stop after hitting Rivas and instead drove to a nearby Circle K.

Investigators learned the black male driver parked his vehicle, got out to look at the front of it, then got back in the vehicle, fleeing south on 59th Avenue.

The driver was described as about 30 years old with a muscular build and short dark hair, possible braided.

Police say there was a passenger in the vehicle, also a black male.

Glendale police are asking anyone with information about the suspects or the vehicle to call 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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