Victim identified in fatal Altus hit and run, suspect search continues

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ALTUS (KFDX/KJTL) — Altus police have identified the victim involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident Sunday.

Police Chief Tim Murphy said Robert Adams, 31, was killed while riding a bicycle in the alley of the 200 block of South Main Street. 

His body was later transported to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiners Office.

Murphy said officers were notified just before 9:30 a.m. Sunday of a man lying in the alley. Police discovered the victim and a damaged bicycle. Authorities believe the hit and run happened at 3:43 a.m. Sunday.

The search continues for a suspect vehicle as well as the driver. According to Murphy, the suspect vehicle may be a small 2 door car, unknown color and should have front end damage. Murphy said a vehicle was seen driving the alley way twice around the time of the hit and run. Investigators believe the same vehicle eventually circled the block where the image is captured on video from Altus Cab, located in the 200 block of South Grady. 

Investigators are still asking for surveillance video from surrounding businesses and are asking residents who live in the area to view their own video footage. 

If you have any information about this crime, you are urged to call the Altus Police Department at 580 482-4121 or the Altus/Jackson County Crime Stoppers at 580 482-tips (8477). 

You could be eligible for a cash reward.  

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