Burlington police searching for hit-and-run driver

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Burlington, N.C. — Burlington police are searching for a man they say hit a pedestrian and drove off from the scene Sunday night.

At about 8:30 p.m. officers with the Burlington Police Department along with Burlington Fire and Alamance County EMS  responded to the 400 block of Hall Avenue in reference to a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian.

The investigation revealed that Dameon Murphy, 25, of 412 Hall Avenue was hit by a man operating a silver Dodge Charger as he walked in the 400 block of Hall Avenue. Murphy reported that he had previously been in a verbal altercation with the suspect prior to the incident.

The suspect had followed Murphy from the area of Burch Bridge Road in the silver Dodge to the area of Hall Avenue. Murphy knows the suspect through his girlfriend and knows the suspect by the nickname “Poo-Poo.”

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is continuing in an attempt to identify and locate the suspect. Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact (336) 229-3500 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 229-7100.

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