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IMPD investigating fatal hit and run in downtown Indy, suspect arrested

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Feb 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-13 17:59:08-05

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD is investigating a after a pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit and run in downtown Indy.

IMPD responded to West 16th St. and N. Capitol Ave. for a pedestrian stuck around 4 p.m. Saturday. This area is near Methodist Hospital.

Officers arrived and found an adult male victim just east of the intersection. Medics responded to the scene but the victim was pronounced dead.

The victim was identified as 47-year-old John F. Pollard Jr. The coroner ruled his death a homicide.

Initial investigation found that a vehicle was traveling west on 16th St., when the driver intentionally went over the curb and struck a pedestrian. The driver then fled the scene.

On Monday, IMPD announced a 29-year-old man was arrested.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Tony Johnson at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at