Man in wheelchair hit & killed on Detroit's west side

Posted at 8:09 AM, Aug 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-06 17:11:49-04

A 45-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained after getting hit by a car Friday night.

Around 9:20 p.m. Friday, Anthony Stewart was in his wheelchair, crossing McNichols near Santa Barbara, when a driver hit him, stopped the vehicle, and then kept going west on McNichols.

Police are getting conflicting reports about the suspected vehicle. We're told they're looking either for a white SUV, or a black vehicle.

Nevertheless, police say the vehicle likely has front-end damage, and that the wheelchair could still be attached to it.

Stewart's relatives say he was going to the nearby party store to get snacks for the kids when it happened.

He was in the wheelchair after having his legs mauled by loose dogs about four months ago. Loved ones say Stewart was still recovering and slowly learning to walk again when he was killed.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Detroit Police.