The nonprofit group Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information about the motorist who struck and killed a homeless man in St. Paul on Saturday.
Danny Wright, 55, died at Regions Hospital after being hit by a car in the parking lot of Union Gospel Mission at 435 University Ave.
St. Paul police said that the motorist intentionally hit Wright and then drove away.
"The victim Mr. Wright was walking down University Avenue and the suspect drove up along side of him," said St. Paul police spokesman Andy Skoogman on Sunday. "The suspect shouted at Mr. Wright, and as Mr. Wright moved into the parking lot of the Union Gospel Mission the suspect ran down Mr. Wright and then took off."
Skoogman said Wright lived at the Union Gospel Mission homeless shelter for some period of time.
"It's a very unfortunate, tragic and senseless and heartless crime -- this is a man who was simply walking back to where he lived and he was run down for no apparent reason," he said.
He said witnesses describe the driver as an adult male with a two door dark green or blue vehicle, likely with front end damage.
Crime Stoppers is offering the $1,000 reward for information leading to the suspect's identification and arrest.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the St. Paul Police Department's homicide unit at 651-266-5650.