Tampa officer suspected in hit-and-run crash

Author: Associated Press
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – A Tampa officer eyed in a fatal hit-and-run crash has been identified by police.

A police spokeswoman says 26-year-old Jeremy Dabush has been placed on desk duty while he is investigated in the death of 60-year-old William Dale McIntire last month.

Witnesses said they saw McIntire struck by a speeding SUV that continued on after running the man over.

Police say Dabush was working undercover at the time and they’re working to see if he was the one who hit McIntire.

The victim’s son, Bradley McIntire, told The Tampa Tribune that police said his father was hit by an officer responding to a robbery call. He said police said the officer didn’t know he had hit someone.

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