- Associated Press - Saturday, January 13, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police say a pedestrian injured earlier this week in a hit-and-run near downtown Omaha had died.

Omaha police say 47-year-old Julian Flores, of Omaha, died Friday at a hospital where he had been since being hit by a car Wednesday morning at 21st and Cuming streets.

Police believe Flores was walking or running around 7 a.m. Wednesday when he was hit by a car driven by 24-year-old Justin Peters, of Bellevue. Police say Peters fled the scene and was found and arrested about half-an-hour later.

Police have charged Peters with leaving the scene of an injury crash and driving under the influence in an injury crash. His could now face more serious charges in the wake of Flores’ death.

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