HAMMOND, La. – An arrest was made in a hit-and-run in which a man walking his dog was severely injured when a suspect hit him with his vehicle, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.
On Tuesday evening, the victim was walking on East Park Avenue in Hammond when he was struck by the car, deputies said.
The driver fled the scene and the victim was left in a nearby ditch.
The victim’s daughter found her father when she was leaving his residence and called 911, deputies said. She said her father was on his normal walk when the incident occurred.
No witnesses came forward to provide details. However, deputies did locate several vehicle parts at the scene and started searching the area for what was believed to be a white Dodge pickup truck.
Around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Gary Shannon, 42, turned himself into the Hammond Police Department stating that he struck and possibly killed a man.
Shannon was transported to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and was charged with negligent injury and felony hit and run.
The victim remained in critical condition.