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Suspect Flees After Fatally Striking Man With Car: Miami Police

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Miami police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect they say fatally struck a man with his vehicle on a Southwest Miami street Sunday.

Officers received a call around 10 p.m. on Jan. 31 in the 2600 block of Southwest 11th Street. Investigators said two men had been involved in an argument in front of a residence on the street.

According to officials, one man later identified as Jader Zeledon Ruiz tried to stop the fight, but the other entered a red 2013-2016 Mercedes Benz CLA and struck him with the car.

RAW FOOTAGE: Homicide detectives said an argument between two men on a Southwest Miami street Sunday resulted in one fatally striking the other with his vehicle.

The driver reportedly dragged Ruiz for several feet and pinned him between another vehicle.

Miami Fire Rescue personnel responded to the scene and transported Ruiz to Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center, where was later pronounced dead.

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating the suspect and the vehicle, which they say should have extensive damage towards the front. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477 or CrimeStoppers305.com.

No further information was immediately available, and an investigation is still underway.

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