Minneapolis man charged in fatal hit-and-run arrested while trying to board flight to Turkey

Said Sharif Maye is accused of intentionally hitting a man with his vehicle and driving away.
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A Minneapolis man suspected in a fatal hit-and-run in Minneapolis last month was arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport before boarding a plane to Turkey. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrested Said Sharif Maye, 34, after examining the passenger manifest on the Turkey-bound flight on Aug. 28, finding he had a warrant for his arrest, a news release says

CBP officials confirmed with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office that the warrant was active and it wanted to pursue extradition. 

Officers encountered Maye at the departure gate and verified his identity, noting his final destination was Somalia. They arrested him and turned him over to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police officers. 

Maye was charged on Aug. 28 via warrant with criminal vehicular homicide in connection to the fatal hit-and-run crash that happened at about 2:25 a.m. on Aug. 24 near Franklin and Lyndale avenues in Minneapolis. 

Prosecutors requested a warrant for Maye "due to the severity of the offense and information that [he] is attempting to leave the country," court documents said.

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According to the warrant, a witness was with the victim and Maye at a bar earlier in the evening, noting Maye was upset with the two of them throughout the night. After leaving the bar, the witness saw Maye drive into the opposite lane of traffic and hit the victim while he was getting into his car, pinning him between the two vehicles. 

The witness said Maye's actions appeared intentional, charges say.

Police confirmed Maye used a credit card to start a tab at the bar the witness mentioned, court documents show. The suspect vehicle – which is registered to Maye – was later located and had damage consistent with the crash the witness described. 

Police also received an anonymous tip that Maye drove the vehicle that caused the victim's death, charges note.

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