52-Year-Old Arrested in Lubbock Hit-and-Run Crash
Investigators have found the suspect responsible for a hit-and-run that seriously injured a Lubbock pedestrian.
Around 9:30 p.m. on Friday (Dec. 15), Lubbock police responded to the area of East 3rd Street and Zenith Avenue, near Alderson Elementary School in northeast Lubbock, for the report of a body lying beside the roadway.
Forty-year-old David Gonzalez was found with life-threatening injuries and was transported to University Medical Center for treatment.
Investigators determined a hit-and-run incident was to blame for Gonzalez’s injuries. Gonzales was reportedly hit while talking the roadway in the 300 block of Zenith Avenue.
On Monday, Dec. 18, images were released to the public of chrome pieces found at the scene that were allegedly from a bumper of the vehicle that may have struck Gonzalez.
Investigators also released a statement describing the vehicle as "black in color, with a bug deflector on the hood." Damage to the front of the vehicle was also cited.
Police would later describe the vehicle in question as a 2004 to 2007 black Chevrolet Silverado or possibly a Chevrolet Avalanche.
Through the public's help Lubbock police found the vehicle only blocks away from the initial crime scene at a residence on 4th Street and identified the suspect as 52-year-old Marlon Bailey.
Bailey was taken into custody and booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center. He'll be charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid, a third-degree felony.