MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul police have made an arrest in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 68-year-old man.
Officers say John Benjamin was walking home when he was struck down near Margaret Street and McKnight Road on the city’s east side Jan. 22. Passersby found Benjamin’s body in the street.READ MORE: Friday Is Declared Tyler Johnson Day
On Wednesday, police said a 57-year-old man was taken into custody at a home in Maplewood, where police also found the suspect vehicle. The man is in Ramsey County Jail awaiting charges.READ MORE: Standoff Continues In Duluth After Suspect Fatally Shot K-9 Officer
Police partially credited the timely arrest to the help of local car care professionals and tips from the public on social media.MORE NEWS: Until Kids Can Get Vaccinated, Families With Vulnerable Children Stuck In Limbo
Benjamin’s neighbor, Rick Riley, told WCCO Benjamin was the “best guy in the world that you’d ever want to know.”
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