Person of interest identified in Madison hit-and-run

Police say they have identified a person of interest connected to a pickup that hit and injured a woman when it drove through a crowd early Sunday morning.

Surveillance video released by the Madison Police Department shows views from two cameras positioned at the intersection of N. Frances Street and University Avenue.

The hit-and-run triggered outrage in the community, sending protesters into the streets Sunday calling for police to take action and bring justice to the victim.

The video excerpt begins immediately following the hit and run accident, according to police.

The crowd can be seen chasing the suspect vehicle as it leaves the scene.

The continuous video shows how much time elapsed between the hit and run collision and the police arrival on scene.

The video also shows that officers first attempted to locate the victim by wading into the crowd on the north side of the street.

Members of the crowd then carry the unresponsive victim to the south side of the street and officers immediately attempt to render aid to her and clear space for an incoming ambulance.

Also captured is the deployment of OC spray at a person who police say aggressed on another officer who was trying to make space around the victim.

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Madison's mayor is asking the Madison Police Department to release video of the hit-and-run that left a woman hurt early Sunday morning.

Police say a truck hit someone who was with a crowd in the street around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of University Avenue and Frances Street. That driver left and has not yet been arrested. The victim had minor injuries but was taken to the hospital.

Madison police say the incident was caught on city cameras, which they are reviewing as part of the investigation.

Community activists and friends of the victim are calling this a hate crime against a Black woman. Dozens rallied in the streets for hours Sunday, calling for police to release more information and bring justice to the woman who was hurt.

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway released the following statement about the investigation Monday:

I am calling for full transparency around the hit and run incident that occurred Sunday morning. I have asked MPD to release any video of the incident, and to share a timeline of events. I fully support hate crime charges when they are warranted. My thoughts are with the victim and their family, as well as my wishes for a speedy recovery.

Police said Monday they're expecting to release more information about the incident and response from officers.

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