UPDATE (1/3/2018)- Schneider turned himself into police on Tuesday. Duft died after his family took him off life support on Wednesday.
Police have named the suspect as Nathan Schneider. Schneider has an active battery warrant. He was last seen driving a 2008 blue/silver Hyundai Santa Fe, Arkansas licence plate number 696 XBJ.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A family is pleading for help tonight.
19-year-old Justin Duft was injured in a hit and run yesterday in West Little Rock. The incident is a little different because everyone involved, including police, know who did it.
Justin is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital.
Friends who were at the scene all saw him get run over by someone he knew after the two got into a fight.
“All I know is my son is laying up there on life support. He got ran over twice,” said Jason Duft, Justin’s father.
Tuesday night police were called to an assault with a deadly weapon on 13000 Chenal Parkway.
“He needs to man up. He knows what he did,” said Bradley Johnson.
Taylor Flowers thought her friends were trying to resolve ongoing issues between them, but things took a turn for the worse.
“They had some fighting going on last week,” she said.
At some point, the suspect got into his vehicle and things escalated from there.
“Justin was on the ground. He put it in drive and just ran right over him,” said Flowers describing the incident.
The suspect then sped off from the parking lot, leaving Justin behind.
Bradley Johnson also witnessed the altercation.
“It's devastating to see your friend limp and get ran over by a car,” he said.
Jason is pleading for the person responsible to turn himself in to police.
“Half his skull is cut open, he's on life support. His brain is swelling in his head and they don't know if he's going to make it or not. That's my baby boy,” said Jason.
The victim's family and friends are hoping he pulls through and makes a full recovery.
"I'm on my last straw, I need the police to do something,” his father added.
The suspect is possibly facing 1st Degree Battery charges and may be driving a silver Hyundai Santé Fe.
If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Little Rock Police Department.
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