UPDATE: Hit-and-run suspect arrested Friday morning

Anchorage Police released these photos of a car and man believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run in which a pedestrian was hit by the vehicle. (Photos from APD)

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Updated 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8:

Officers with the Warrants Unit and Patrol Division located Shane Walton Friday morning on the 900 block of West 25th Avenue.

APD issued a statement saying Walton was taken into custody and transported to jail for the alleged hit-and-run with a pedestrian from late January.

Updated 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28:
Anchorage Police have identified a suspect in the hit-and-run from Thursday morning, and they need help finding him.

Police say 50-year-old Shane Walton is now facing charges including leaving the scene, failure to render aid, and tampering with evidence.

If you know where he is or have surveillance video with his whereabouts, Anchorage Police say to call the non-emergency dispatch line at 3-1-1.

Original Story Posted Thursday, Jan. 24:
Anchorage Police are looking for a man believed to have been driving a sedan that hit a pedestrian on the Old Seward Highway early Thursday morning. Police say they were called at 2:03 a.m. when someone found an injured man in the middle of the road near Scooter Avenue.

Police say the man’s injuries are not life-threatening. They found that the man was walking in a crosswalk on the Old Seward Highway just past Scooter Avenue. A driving north had a green light on the Old Seward Highway.

Police say the pedestrian stopped in the middle of the road in front of the car, which did not stop. After hitting the man, the vehicle continued north before turning east onto Dimond Boulevard, and north onto Briarwood Street. The victim was taken to the hospital.

Police have released pictures of both the vehicle and a man believed to have been driving it.

Police say the light-colored four-door sedan with tinted windows likely has damage to the front passenger side and a broken headlight.

Anyone who has information on the accident, including surveillance video, or who recognizes the man pictured is asked to call the non-emergency Police Dispatch number, 311.

KTUU reporter Leroy Polk contributed to this report.



 
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