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Man killed in St. Louis hit-and-run identified

On July 29, police identified the victim as 67-year-old Hamed Khalil.
Credit: Robert Hoehn
Hit-and-run Friday near S. Grand and Juniata

ST. LOUIS — Police responded to a pedestrian struck at about 9:10 p.m. on July 15.

A black SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed, southbound on South Grand Boulevard, witnesses said. The vehicle violated the red light signal at Juniata Street where it struck a pedestrian who was in the crosswalk, then fled the scene, witnesses said.

Officers and EMS responded to the scene. EMS took the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

On July 29, police identified the victim as 67-year-old Hamed Khalil.

Accident Reconstruction responded and is assisting St. Louis police detectives with an ongoing investigation. 

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Resources for crime victims:

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to "stabilize inner-city neighborhoods." One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.

Life Outside of Violence "helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence."

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership with St. Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities.

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