Kansas Metropolis police have situated the automobile concerned in a hit-and-run close to close to Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and Elmwood Avenue that killed one man per week earlier than Christmas.
KCPD spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina stated in an electronic mail that visitors investigations detectives discovered the automobile that they had been trying to find since Dec. 21. Police have recognized the occupants of the automobile, Becchina stated, although no arrests have been made.
The sufferer of the hit-and-run was recognized as 24-year-old DeYontá D. Tenner of Kansas Metropolis. He was strolling house from work simply after midnight on Dec. 18 when police stated he was struck by the automotive. His physique wasn’t discovered till the next Sunday morning, more than 48 hours later.
The automobile that hit him, police stated on Twitter, was touring at a excessive charge of velocity within the northbound lanes when it left the highway and struck Tenner, who was pronounced lifeless from his accidents.
“He was a really outgoing, loving particular person … He liked to satisfy folks. He all the time smiled. His smile, it shone similar to the solar,” Tenner’s mom Tercia Tenner said of her son. She spent a part of her Christmas Eve on the cemetery.
“He was working towards changing into a tattoo artist,” she stated. “He hoped to have his personal store and his personal enterprise.”
Tenner additionally was a loyal father of a 1-year-old boy, DeYontá Tenner Jr. He “dreamed to be one of the best father and supporter” for his son, his mom stated.
“My son wished love and peace for his son first, for his household and for the world,” she stated.