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Police asking for help identifying fatal hit and run suspect

Norfolk police said a man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a car on Tidewater Drive. The man later died.

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk police are investigating a hit-and-run that happened Friday evening.

According to the Norfolk Police Department, 36-year-old Karl Wilkerson was struck in the 2400 block of Tidewater Drive Friday evening.

Wilkerson was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and later pronounced dead, the department said.

Investigators have found that Wilkerson was walking on the sidewalk when a black sports car veered off the road and hit Wilkerson and a tree, the department said. 

The suspect then got into a different car and left, the department said. 

On Saturday, police released a photo of the suspect and asked for the public's assistance in identifying and locating him:

Credit: Norfolk Police Department

The incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to submit a tip at p3tips.com/1126.

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