Police Hand Out Flyers Hoping to Find Hit and Run Driver Who Killed Wheelchair Bound Man

Police returned to the scene of a deadly hit and run in Northwest Miami-Dade Thursday night, handing out flyers, in hopes of finding the driver who struck and killed a wheelchair-bound man with cerebral palsy over the weekend.

Rudy Aponte, 48, had just left Mr. Mikes Supermarket near Northwest 46th Street and 32nd avenue. Because of his condition he was already crossing the street at a slow pace. He was no match for a speeding car.

"I heard a loud noise, boom and when I looked around I seen the guy flipping in the air and the car kept speeding up the street," a witness said.

His best friend who was with him at the time, voiced her anger and disgust for the driver who left Aponte for dead.

"The car didn't stop and just killed my best friend, and a horrible moment," she said. "And definitely this person needs to be found for him to come to justice. My friend was brutally murdered and killed by somebody who wasn't responsible at the time."

In Northwest Miami Dade, late Thursday, detectives walked up to stopped cars hoping to find someone who may have seen something and to jog some memories.

Detectives say they are looking for a small dark colored vehicle but the car will have extensive front end damage.

If you know anything about this hit and run, call Miami-Dade Crime stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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