Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver identified

Murder and another charge filed against that driver.
Rashaun Richardson, Jr. booking photo.
Rashaun Richardson, Jr. booking photo.(Houston County Jail)
Published: Nov. 27, 2020 at 10:05 PM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) A man faces charges following a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian Friday night in Dothan.

Killed was 56-year old Patrick Shaffer of Dothan as he attempted to cross Montgomery Highway near Wiregrass Common Mall, Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd told WTVY.

Police located the vehicle in a nearby parking lot and took its suspected driver into custody. 18-year old Rashaun Richardson, Jr. is charged with Murder and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

Investigators have not released additional information about the incident.

(This story updated to provide victim’s identity, suspect’s name, and to correct sex of that victim as male.)

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