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Serdarus Migel Scott wanted in connection with fatal hit-and-run that killed Janya Solomon

10:05 AM, Jul 1, 2013   |    comments
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  • Serdarus Migel Scott, 34
  • Janya Solomon, 2
  • Janya Solomon, 2
  • Janya Solomon, 2

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has released the name and description of a suspect in a fatal traffic accident.

The accident occurred June 30 around 5:15 p.m. at the Harold House apartment complex in the 3600 block of Ring Lane.

Monday morning, JSO identified a suspect in the case as 34-year-old Serdarus Migel Scott. According to earlier releases from JSO, Scott was heading eastbound through the complex when he and a passenger stopped to speak with a pedestrian.

The victim, Janya Solomon, 2, walked in front of the vehicle and was hit when it accelerated, according to JSO.

Witnesses said Scott then got out of the vehicle, but got back into the car and drove away with one other person.

Solomon died at a local hospital.

The vehicle was later found at Leigh Meadows Apartments at 4320 Sunbeam Road.

"It's sad. I don't know, it's unexplainable. I feel bad for the parents. I hope they catch the person who did it because whoever did it, they deserve to be caught," said Carlos Lawrence, a visitor at the complex.

Lawrence is holding his one year old tighter. He did not see the accident, but says he was shocked to learn a child was killed by a car.

"I know there's always kids in the street running back and forth, we have to look out for them," said Lawrence.

"From the second speed bump over there, there's no more speed bumps going to the back of the apartments, so by law really it's 30 mph, you can go really fast cause there's no speed bumps," said Bailey. "They need to look into that too, they need more speeds bumps out here and more rules."

Police say a few people saw part of the hit and run. Investigators are talking to witnesses. Bailey says his aunt was one of those who saw a man in the driver's seat, but police have not confirmed that.

Anyone who has any information about the location of the suspect is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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