The suspect in a fatal Friday night hit-and-run incident that killed a 4-year-old boy surrendered to police Saturday evening and police have recovered the suspect vehicle, a 2-door Ford Explorer, Richmond police Lt. Matt Stonebraker said.
Authorities will not be releasing the name or a photo of the suspect, he said.
The boy was walking with his parents when he was struck about 5 p.m. near the 2200 block of Coalinga Avenue in Richmond’s Belding Woods neighborhood.
The child was taken by helicopter to a hospital in critical condition, but he died at 11:50 p.m. Friday, Richmond police Matt Stonebraker said.
Police released the boy’s first name, Hector, and a photo of him that was provided by his family.
The SUV didn’t stop after hitting the boy and was last seen headed west to Coalinga on 23rd Street.
Anyone with information is asked to call Richmond police at (510) 233-1214.