Skateboarder killed in hit-and-run incident in southeast Houston, police say

HOUSTON – Officers with the Houston Police Department are searching for a driver accused of hitting a man on a skateboard in southeast Houston Friday and then leaving the scene.

It happened in the 200 block of Norwood Street around 1:55 a.m.

According to HPD, a man was on a skateboard and attempted to cross the street when he was struck by a possible gray sedan traveling northbound. The driver of the sedan then fled the scene, police said.

Officers said the skateboarder was with a friend who called 911 and asked for help. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene, HPD said.

Investigators said they recovered some surveillance video from a nearby building in hopes of finding the suspect.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the suspect’s vehicle is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at (713) 247-4072 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.

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