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$3,000 reward offered for info leading to arrest in Wilton Manors hit-and-run

Raymond King found lying in pool of blood days before 40th birthday

WILTON MANORS, Fla. – A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the hit-and-run crash that killed a Wilton Manors man.

Broward County Crime Stoppers is offering the reward after the death of Raymond King last week.

King was found early Friday lying in a pool of blood in the 2700 block of Northeast Sixth Avenue in Wilton Manors.

Broward Sheriff's Office traffic homicide detectives said blood found at the scene suggests that King was injured before he was hit. They said it appears he was walking near the sidewalk when he entered the street and was struck by an unknown vehicle.

"Anyone that may have the most miniscule memory of anything -- they may have seen him walking," King's sister Cheryl Qualls said, pleading for someone to come forward with information.

"Help us. We're devastated and we need answer's" King's friend, Colton Beu, added.

Detectives estimate that the vehicle was traveling about 30 mph, but they aren't sure how long King had been lying in the intersection before he was found.

King, who was days from celebrating his 40th birthday, was pronounced dead at 3:12 a.m. Detective said he was walking home from a bar at that time.

"The person who was driving this car either did not see the victim or did not stop for the victim," BSO spokeswoman Gina Carter said. "We need that person to come forward."

A wooden cross and flowers now mark the spot where King died.

"He would give the shirt off his back for you, so we just hope someone does that same justice," Beu said. "We need closure."

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.