The 22-year-old man killed in a hit and run collision that police say is a homicide was identified today as Miguel Angel Drullard Jr., of Northwest, DC.
Police say Drullard was intentionally struck by a red- or burgundy- colored Jeep Liberty.
Earlier reports indicated that Drullard was fighting with others in the street, then someone jumped into the Jeep and used it to strike Drullard.
MPD’s press release is below.
October 7, 2011
Homicide in the 4400 block of 14th Street, NW
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 4400 block of 14th Street, NW.
On Thursday, October 6, 2011, at approximately 3:47 p.m., units from the Fourth District were dispatched to the 4400 block of 14th Street, NW, to investigate the report of a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle that left the scene. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male lying in the street that was unconscious and unresponsive. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. His remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.
The decedent has been identified as 22-year-old Miguel Angel Drullard Jr., of Northwest, DC.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that the striking vehicle may have intentionally struck the pedestrian.The lookout for the involved vehicle in this case is a Jeep Liberty that is red or burgundy in color with extensive front end damage.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.
Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-800-673-2777 and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.