Tampa police search for hit-and-run driver

- As Charles Edward Slater crossed the roadway at 2nd Avenue and 25th Street this morning, a driver struck him and fled the scene.

Tampa Police officers responded along with paramedics from Tampa Fire Department, but Slater died from his injuries.

The police department is searching for the suspect vehicle, but for now, there are no witnesses and the make and model of the vehicle are unknown.

The car would have sustained some damage consistent with striking Slater, and the Tampa Police are asking that anyone with any information contact them or Crime Stoppers. 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward. 
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