Father of young Queens hit-and-run victim pleads with killer

The daddy of a 5-year-old Queens boy who was killed by a hit-and-run driver Thursday begged the suspect to give up to police.

Richard Martinez made the plea in a Friday interview the place he additionally remembered his son Jonathan Martinez as a “very completely satisfied little one” who “liked God.”

The teen was on his manner residence from the park along with his father and three siblings when he was fatally hit by a white Dodge pickup truck at a hundredth Avenue in East Elmhurst at about 5:30 p.m., in accordance with police.

The driving force sped away after the deadly crash.

“We have been crossing the road and a white truck wished to show,” Martinez recalled. “He checked out us, he noticed us 4 there, it appeared like he wished to hit us,” the heartbroken father mentioned in Spanish.

“I pulled my different kids again however didn’t get to my third little one Johnathan in time. He was struck by the bumper and two wheels ran over him.”

His father begged his son's killer to turn himself into the cops.
Jonathan Martinez was killed in a hit-and-run Thursday.
(Kevin C. Downs for The New York
The driver was in a white Dodge.
Jonathan Martinez was on his manner residence from the park along with his father and three siblings when he was fatally hit.
Peter Gerber
Members of the community came out to support the family in their time of need.
There was a memorial service held for Martinez in Queens.
(Kevin C. Downs for The New York

The elder Martinez mentioned he forgave the cowardly suspect as he referred to as on the suspect to show himself in.

“I forgive you, we’re human. All I ask [is] flip your self into authorities. Inform them it was you that it was a mistake, no matter,” Martinez mentioned.

“You have got taken a bit of my coronary heart … my little one was harmless and had an entire future forward of him.”

The boy — who was solely a block from his home when he was struck — was pronounced useless lower than an hour after the accident from extreme trauma, police mentioned.

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