Hit-and-run was 'a cowardly and despicable act,' police say - FOX 35 News Orlando

Hit-and-run was 'a cowardly and despicable act,' police chief says

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

As authorities continue to search for the person they say ran down and killed a man with his car in a road-rage incident, Daytona Beach's police chief has a message for the driver.

"It was a cowardly and despicable act," Chief Mike Chitwood said. "If you want to refute me, by all means, the door is open. Come on upstairs and tell me, 'You've got it all wrong. This is what happened.' We'll gladly listen to what you have to say."

Police say that early Sunday morning, a red convertible and a black Range Rover were at a light on Seabreeze Avenue when shouting broke out between the driver of the convertible and some pedestrians. A fight broke out between the driver and walkers, but the driver of the Range Rover convinced the other driver to leave.

As the pedestrians walked away, police say the man in the red convertible turned around and came back, then gunned it, intentionally trying to run them down. They say the driver then struck and killed a 27-year-old Ormond Beach man.

Daytona Beach police are looking for the driver of the red convertible, which they think has front-end damage. They would like anyone with information to call Daytona Beach Police Department.

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