UPDATE: Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

UPDATE: Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run

According to police, Freddie Lee Riley, 48, was charged with felony hit and run and misdemeanor death by vehicle. (Source: WPD) According to police, Freddie Lee Riley, 48, was charged with felony hit and run and misdemeanor death by vehicle. (Source: WPD)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officers with the Wilmington Police Department made an arrest in a fatal hit-and-run incident that happened Saturday afternoon.

According to police, Freddie Lee Riley, 48, was charged with felony hit and run and misdemeanor death by vehicle.

Police say the vehicle Riley was allegedly driving hit Bryan Copeland, 22, on his moped near the intersection of Greenfield and S. 15th Street and then fled the scene.

Copeland died from the injuries sustained during the crash.

Officers say it was the help of several eye-witnesses of the accident that helped investigators find Riley.

"We appreciate the quick response of the community to help officers locate the suspect," said WPD Captain Jim Varrone. "Residents were key in helping us to do our job."

 Copyright 2013 WECT. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • College student arrested; tried to trade chicken alfredo, Sprite for sex

    College student arrested; tried to trade chicken alfredo, Sprite for sex

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:38 PM EST2017-12-13 20:38:04 GMT

    Youngstown State University student Albert Maruna was caught red-handed and arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover officer.  

    More >>

    Youngstown State University student Albert Maruna was caught red-handed and arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover officer.  

    More >>
  • Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape

    Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:14 PM EST2017-12-14 00:14:28 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 8:16 AM EST2017-12-14 13:16:23 GMT
    Russell Simmons arrives at Universal Music Group's 2017 Grammy After Party at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for UMG/AP Images)Russell Simmons arrives at Universal Music Group's 2017 Grammy After Party at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for UMG/AP Images)

    Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them.

    More >>

    Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them.

    More >>
  • Caught on camera: Man strips naked in road rage incident

    Caught on camera: Man strips naked in road rage incident

    Thursday, December 14 2017 4:11 AM EST2017-12-14 09:11:18 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 4:11 AM EST2017-12-14 09:11:18 GMT

     After crashing into two cars, a man assaulted one of the other drivers, stripped naked and jumped onto a truck bed, leaving witnesses bewildered. 

    (Source: WJLA/Tony Knick/Broadcastify/Nina Johns)

    More >>

     After crashing into two cars, a man assaulted one of the other drivers, stripped naked and jumped onto a truck bed, leaving witnesses bewildered. 

    (Source: WJLA/Tony Knick/Broadcastify/Nina Johns)

    More >>
Powered by Frankly