“Please stop and do what’s humane,” police seeking info on fatal hit and run

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SHAWNEE, Okla. - Tragedy in Shawnee after a hit and run leaves one man dead. Eye witnesses say it was a black SUV that sped away, leaving the scene, and possibly bits of their bumper behind.

Now police are asking for your help to track them down.

"I pray for his family," said Katie Chesser, who witnessed the wreck. "I hope that they can get some closure and we can find who did this."

It was an early morning drive Katie may never forget.

"I'm just shook up, all I can picture is this man being hit and laying on the ground," noted Chesser.

It was just before seven Monday morning. Katie was on her way to work down headed down Harrison street, when she saw an older man crossing the road near Chandler Street.

"So I started to slow down, but the vehicle next to me wasn't slowing down at all," said Chesser. "I just heard a bang, and seen the man go up in the air."

She then jumped into action, calling 911 and checking the man's pulse.

But the SUV that hit the victim was nowhere to be found.

"It was terrible, the person never even stopped...never hit their brakes...just kept going," said Chessser.

"Black covered SUV, it was a Chevy SUV," described Sergeant Dan Shumaker, with the Shawnee Police Department. "The tag or anything like that, any occupants right now we're not sure."

According to Katie, the car left behind part of their front bumper, with the Chevy logo still attached.

The victim was flown to OU Medical Center, where he would later pass away. Though his name has not yet been released, KFOR spoke with a close friend who's simply trying to make sense of what happened.

"He had a big heart....he deserved better than that and whoever did it should be ashamed of themselves," said Dan Kinnamon, friend of the victim. "Please stop and do what's humane."

Katie describes the vehicle as a black, medium sized Chevy SUV.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Shawnee Police Department.

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