Man dead after struck by vehicle in Phoenix, suspect fled

Posted at 8:20 AM, Jan 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-02 08:46:18-05

Police are investigating after a man was found dead on a Phoenix roadway.

Just before 10 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the area near 24th and Myrtle avenues near the Black Canyon Freeway.

According to police, a man appeared to have been struck or thrown from a vehicle. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police later determined the man was hit and was not in the crosswalk when he was struck.

The vehicle fled the scene and is believed to be a white or silver Cadillac.

The incident was originally reported as a shooting late Saturday, but since has been updated with the latest information. 

Anyone with information should contact the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.