UPDATE: Driver involved in Sunday morning hit and run arrested

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UPDATE: (2/26/2020) MONROE, La. — The man identified as the driver involved in Sunday morning’s hit and run has been arrested.

31-year-old Gerald Broadway was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on one felony count of Hit and Run Driving.

Broadway was booked into OCC shortly after 7 pm and then bonded out shortly after 10 pm.

UPDATE: (2/25/2020 9:15 AM) MONROE, La. — Monroe Police have identified the driver involved in Sunday morning’s hit and run incident.

According to police, an arrest warrant has been issued for Gerald Broadway. Broadway has not been arrested as of now but police have made contact and say that Broadway will be meeting with investigators today.

We will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: (2/24/2020 6:00 PM) MONROE, La. — Family members have identified the victim as 21-year-old Donovan Hickman. They say he’s in stable condition right now and was taken off his breathing tube earlier this morning. Doctors say due to his injuries, he’ll have a long recovery.

“He was flung about 10 feet or 20 feet, I don’t really know. He was laying face down when the paramedics came,” said Colby Wood, Best friend of Victim.

One witness says he heard the accident from farther down the street and described it as a loud thump.

“It was one of the noises you never wanna hear again. It was body on car contact. It’s just disheartening,” said Luke Hodnett, Witness.

Another witness says the car hit Hickman so hard, it knocked him out of his socks and shoes.

“I just started crying. I thought he was dead. I umm, I just didn’t know what to do. I started breaking down,” said Wood.

Hickman is in the hospital with traumatic brain injury, bruising, fractures, and other severe injuries.

“He’s just such a loving person. Everyone loves him. I just can’t fathom something happening to such an amazing human you know,” said Tamara Stripling, Sister of Victim.

Family and friends have set up a Go Fund Me page for Hickman. The link to that is here.

ORIGINAL: MONROE, La. (02/24/20) — On 2-23-20 at approximately 12:30 A.M., Monroe police officers were called to the corner of Desiard St. and King St. in reference to a hit and run involving a pedestrian.

Officers arrived on scene and noticed that a person was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle that was described by several witnesses who observed the crash stated that the suspect vehicle was a white Ford Escape.

Officers circulated the area for the suspect vehicle but was unable to locate it. The suspect vehicle continued traveling East on Desiard  St.

As of Sunday at 6:15 P.M., the victim was in stable condition at Ochsners in Shreveport.

The suspect vehicle should have a missing passenger side mirror and heavy front end damage to the passenger side of the vehicle. 

Anyone having information on this vehicle, please contact the Monroe Police Department at 318-329-2600 or Crime Stoppers of North Delta at 318-388-CASH.

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