Police seek 23-year-old man in hit-and-run that killed acquaintance near 17th and Mitchell

Milwaukee police said they are looking for a 23-year-old man, wanted in connection with a hit-and-run crash near 17th Street and Mitchell Street that killed an acquaintance Saturday, Aug. 1.

It happened shortly before 5:30 p.m.

Police described the wanted man as Hispanic, standing 5’07” tall, weighing 125 pounds, with black, short hair, brown eyes and a beard. He was last seen wearing a white and gray striped shirt, blue jeans shorts and light-colored shoes. 

He intentionally struck the victim with his vehicle, causing the 21-year-old's death, and fled the scene on foot, police said.

Anyone with information was asked to please contact MPD at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.