Police interview suspect in deadly hit-and-run - WNEM TV 5

Police interview suspect in deadly hit-and-run

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BAY COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

“I just want to say to this person that hit and killed my brother, do the right thing and turn yourself in,” said Jesse LaForest.

LaForest appeared on TV5 last month, begging for the person who killed his brother, Calvin LaForest, in a hit-and-run accident to turn themselves in.

Now it seems the family is a step closer to some answers on who this person may be.

The state police confirm they have a suspect and have begun questioning him.

A neighbor who lived near the accident scene helped first responders.

“I hope they get the right guy,” he said.

This tragedy unfolded back on Sept. 17. Calvin LaForest was riding his motorcycle on South Euclid Avenue in Bay City when he was struck by a truck, and left to die in the street.

The driver of the truck ran off on foot after the accident.

It was later discovered the truck was stolen.

“When I ran out there, he was already out of the truck. He disappeared into the crowd, I have no idea,” he said.

Police said the suspect has requested an attorney, but no charges have been filed just yet.

MSP Lt. David Kaiser said while they would like to see the person arrested today. Unfortunately, it could take several months for DNA lab tests to link the suspect to the scene.

Today, Calvin LaForest’s brother released a statement and said they understand the suspect has a right to an attorney, but asks the person to do the right thing and turn themselves in.

“I'm sure it's been bothering them, I've seen them on the corner a couple times,” the neighbor said.

Although there is still a long road ahead, this new development could bring some justice to Calvin LaForest's death.

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