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Man arrested in fatal Richmond hit and run

He has been charged with Felony Hit and Run and Operating a Motor Vehicle without Insurance.
Posted at 4:22 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 17:58:05-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A man has been arrested in connection to a fatal hit and run that left a man dead in Richmond earlier this year.

Around 2:20 a.m. on February 2, officers responded to the 5200 block of Hull Street Road for the report of a person down.

Once on scene, they found Jamie Melendez-Cortez dead in the roadway nd determined he had been hit by a vehicle.

Following an investigation and community tips, police identified the driver as Jason R. Gonzales, 44, of the 2400 block of Mistwood Forest Drive, Chester, VA.

He has been charged with Felony Hit and Run and Operating a Motor Vehicle without Insurance.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call Crash Team Investigator J. DeBoard at (804) 646-1709 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com [7801000.com]. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.