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Fatal Hit-and-Run Investigation Continues

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Bobby Fletcher lived next to 51-year-old Emery Black for five years. 

But that came to an end on the night of February 20, after Black was killed in a hit-and-run in front of his house near West 15th and Liberty Streets.

"You couldn't find a better person than him," said Fletcher.  "I'm still hurt because of that, because I look out my window, I'm always use to seeing him go out back, to help somebody do something good, and now I don't see that today.  So I miss that."

Black served as a member of the Little Italy Neighborhood Watch Group.  As police continue their search for a suspect, members of that group are coping with his death.

"It's sad and I know his family, they find it hard to believe too, that nobody has stepped forward,"" said Wally Brown of the Little Italy Neighborhood Watch.  "We're lucky that one of the cameras on a local building caught the car involved."

Traffic investigators are looking for a red, older model Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am.  They're also asking the public not to rule out other red sedans with possible front end damage.

"I will say, people have been calling in, but we haven't hit the right person," said Brown.  "I do believe it will happen."

Until then, you're urged to be on the look out.

"He or she that did it...they need to come forward because I know their conscious is bothering them," said Fletcher.  "I hope it's bothering them, because he was a good man."

Any tips can be called in at 814-870-1171.

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