Arrest Made In Decatur Tot Hit-And-Run Death

Decatur Police have arrested the man they believe to be responsible for a hit-and-run accident last week that claimed the life of a 17-month-old boy.

The Decatur Herald & Review reports a 24-year-old man was taken into custody at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, after police tracked him to an address in the 2100 block of East Cantrell Street.

The suspect was booked into the Macon County Jail on a preliminary charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Police plan to release the man’s name after the Macon County State’s Attorney has filed formal charges.

The arrest ends a three-day manhunt triggered by the death of Zyonne A. Cooper in the 2500 block of East Garfield Avenue.  According to published reports, the toddler wandered into the street just after midnight Thursday and was struck in the head by an oncoming SUV.  The driver sped away striking the child.

 

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