A 26-year-old Coon Rapids man was listed in satisfactory condition in the hospital early this week following a hit and run incident in Coon Rapids early Saturday morning.
Coon Rapids Police responded to a residence on the 11400 block of Xavis Street about 5:17 a.m. June 30, where a man told officers he was in extreme pain and believed he had been hit by a vehicle that had left the scene.
Evidence at the scene showed that the man had been struck on Xavis and dragged by the vehicle for some 50 feet, according to the Coon Rapids Police report.
The victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by ambulance with multiple serious injuries – he had open head trauma and open trauma to the back, the police report states.
But he did not recall anything about the incident nor could he provide a description of the suspect vehicle, according to the police report.
Later Saturday morning, following further investigation involving interviewing friends about the victim’s whereabouts the previous evening, police impounded a vehicle at a Coon Rapids address that is believed to have been involved in the incident, said Lt. Paul Lenzmeier of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators from the sheriff’s office have obtained a warrant to conduct a forensic examination of the vehicle, he said.
In addition, investigators are continuing interviews, Lenzmeier said.
As this edition of the Coon Rapids Herald went to press early this week, no one had been arrested in connection with the incident.
But investigators have identified a person of interest, according to Lenzmeier.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor, the sheriff’s office stated in a press release.
The incident is under investigation by the sheriff’s office and the Coon Rapids Police Department.
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