The Glendale Police Department

The Glendale Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of a red Cadillac that struck and killed Garry L. Nelson Jr. Sept. 28.

The Glendale Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the driver who killed a pedestrian nearly two months ago.

Around 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Glendale police and paramedics responded to a report of a collision on North 51st Avenue just south of West Missouri Avenue. 

The victim, Garry L. Nelson Jr., a 37-year-old Phoenix resident, was walking south in the two-way left turn lane when he was struck by a southbound red Cadillac sedan, according to police.

The victim was projected into northbound traffic from the impact and died on scene.

The red Cadillac left the area without stopping and did not return, said Tiffany Ngalula, a Glendale Police Department spokeswoman. 

She said the vehicle was recovered the next day a few miles away and abandoned. 

“Glendale Police Department Vehicular Crimes Detectives are investigating the collision and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of the fatal hit-and-run vehicle,” said Ngalula.

She asked anyone with any information to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for a potential reward up to $1,000, or the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000.