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$5,000 reward offered for information after pedestrian fatally struck by Jeep in Ellicott City

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Jun 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-10 12:23:00-04

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — UPDATE: Police believe they have located a white Jeep wanted in a deadly hit and run that occurred June 5 in Ellicott City, and are no longer in need of the public's help to solve the case.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information in identifying a white Jeep Wrangler believed to have been used to fatally strike a pedestrian in Ellicott City.

Howard County police shared a video of the suspected car involved.

Officers said the body of 54-year-old Michael Fitzpatrick was found on the side of Old Frederick Road near Weatherstone Drive around 8 a.m. Monday, June 6.

Investigators believe Fitzpatrick was struck and killed around 11 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 when he was walking alongside or in the travel portion of the roadway.

Officers received video from a nearby home showing the white Jeep Wrangler near the scene. A piece of the Jeep's white fender was found close to the scene.

Anyone with information or doorbell video in the area is asked to contact police at 410-313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.