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Tampa man killed in hit-and-run on Hillsborough Avenue

TAMPA — Police are investigating a hit-and-run after a man was killed as he crossed Hillsborough Avenue early Saturday morning.

Omar James Jeter, 22, of Tampa, was walking north near Lincoln Avenue at about 3 a.m. when a dark-colored compact car traveling west on Hillsborough Avenue hit him and kept on going, police said.

Jeter died at the scene. He was not in a crosswalk, police said. After he was hit, several cars passed by but did not stop.

Grainy video of the hit-and-run can be seen at links.tampabay.com. Police are looking for a car that may have extensive front end and windshield damage. Anyone with information is asked to call Tampa Police at (813) 276-3200 or Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-8477.

Tampa man killed in hit-and-run on Hillsborough Avenue 12/01/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 1, 2012 11:08pm]
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