Police: Mount Vernon death was deliberate hit-and-run

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Mount Vernon police say that 41-year-old Tremaine Williams was killed in a deliberate hit-and-run early Wednesday morning.

Investigators say that after looking at surveillance video and speaking with people in the area, that it is clear that Williams was targeted. They say two men were waiting for Williams outside his apartment, and assaulted him around 6 a.m.  Williams tried to flee the beating by running up Langdone Ave., but there was a driver of a red SUV waiting. "When he reached the corner at Third Street, there was a vehicle waiting. The vehicle pulled out and struck him in the intersection and subsequently went over him," says Mount Vernon Deputy Chief Roy Hastings.

Police say surveillance video shows the two men who originally accosted Williams running up Langdon Avenue and then getting into the red SUV. It was last seen heading eastbound on Third Street.

Investigators say they are looking for at least three people.

Police officials have been asking for electronic license plate readers to be installed in the city's crime-ridden areas. They say the technology would be a big help in a case like this.

Investigators are asking for anyone with information to text them an anonymous tip at 847411 (tip411). 

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