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Police arrest suspect in Thursday hit-and-run

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Police have located a 1999 Ford Taurus, pictured here, believed to have been involved in an injury hit and run Thursday. (Spokane Police Department)
Police have located a 1999 Ford Taurus, pictured here, believed to have been involved in an injury hit and run Thursday. (Spokane Police Department)
From staff reports

Spokane police arrested a man early Saturday morning on suspicion of a felony hit-and-run that occurred Thursday, leaving a victim with life-threatening injuries.

Gabriel K Hein, 28, is suspected of hitting the victim, who was on foot, around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Surveillance footage from the hit-and-run, which occurred in the vicinity of the 200 block of south Wall Street, showed the car as a light-colored early-2000s Ford Taurus, according to a Spokane Police Department news release.

On Saturday, police patrolling Browne’s Addition found a damaged gold 1999 Ford Taurus with blood in it, parked at the intersection of West 4th Avenue and South Walnut Street. The car was registered to Hein and was impounded.

Police arrested Hein on Saturday morning, and he is facing charges for felony hit-and-run and vehicular assault.

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