The Pembroke Pines Police Department apprehended a man suspected of killing a bicyclist earlier this month before leaving the scene.
On Friday, authorities detained Kian Lajon Williams Jr., 23 years old, in connection with the accident.
Roy Miralda, 41, of Hollywood was riding his bicycle on Pembroke Road when he was tragically struck by Williams, who left the scene, according to police.
After receiving reports of a collision between a car and a bicycle, police arrived at the site and declared Miralda deceased just before 5:30 a.m.
Williams faced a judge today. Katherine Miralda, the widow of the victim, also appeared in court.
Miralda said, “I only want justice.” “Equity for my spouse.”
Prosecutors explain in court what Williams did after he struck Miralda and fled the scene.
“After killing the victim, he escaped to his place of employment. “He abandoned the car there,” stated Ross Weiner. “He resigned his job later that same day. He then stole the automobile from his employer. The car has not been found as of yet.”
According to Weiner, Williams then hid for weeks.
“It took almost two weeks for investigators from the Pembroke Pines Police Department to find the suspect since he was hiding at a residence in Cooper City,” said Weiner.
Following his arrest on Friday, Williams was transferred to the main prison of the Broward Sheriff’s Office, where he faces three charges: fleeing the scene of a fatal collision, tampering with evidence, and driving with a suspended license.