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IMPD asks for public's help finding vehicle in deadly hit-and-run

Police and a victim's family are asking for the community's help finding the driver who hit an 18-year old and left him for dead Saturday.

INDIANAPOLIS — Investigators are looking for a car suspected of hitting and killing an 18-year-old riding a scooter on the south side of Indianapolis Saturday. 

According to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report, the scooter was struck in the 7800 block of Madison Avenue shortly after 1:20 a.m. The crash scene is approximately one block north of Stop 11 Road.

The vehicle that struck the scooter fled the scene before police arrived, leaving the victim for dead. 

The victim, later identified by his family, was 18-year-old Trinton Walter.

"He was a good kind-hearted young man, just turned 18. He'd do anything for anybody," Trinton's brother Chuck Walter said.

On Monday IMPD said detectives were looking for a 2007-2010 Chrysler Sebring with front-end damage that they believe was involved in the fatal hit and run. 

The department tweeted a photo of a Chrysler Sebring model similar to the vehicle that was believed to be involved.

During a vigil Monday night, Trinton's family joined IMPD's call for help finding the driver responsible for Trinton's death. 

"Whoever did it, you know who you are. Just come forward," Chuck said. "Or if somebody knows anything about it, give some kind of tip. Come forward if you know who did it. We want justice for our little brother."

Credit: WTHR
During a candlelight vigil, a family asked for the community's help finding the driver who hit an 18-year old and left him for dead.

The vigil was held at Daniel Webster School 46, the school Trinton and other members of his family attended.

Anyone with information about the incident is being encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

Credit: WTHR
Trinton Walter was riding a scooter on the south side near Madison Avenue and Stop 11 Road when he was killed in a hit-and-run.

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