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Crime Trackers: TPD identifies, arrests driver involved in Sunday's hit-and-run

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Tucson Police Department has arrested a suspect involved in the hit-and-run crash that happened on Craycroft Road, just south of 22nd Street.

According to TPD, a cyclist was in a designated bike lane when he was hit from behind by a white SUV.

TPD released photos from a grocery store on Sunday. News 4 Tucson viewers contacted TPD with tips, which aided in the identification of the suspect.

TPD arrested 46-year-old Troy Gosnell, who was identified as the alleged hit-and-run driver. Gosnell was booked into the Pima County Jail Monday evening for felony hit-and-run and aggravated assault with serious physical injury.

By the markings on the pavement, the bicyclist was in the bike lane when a white SUV hit him and he ended up  at the edge of the sidewalk.

“You can tell by the speed he knew what he was doing and he wanted to get away,” Jim Boer said.  Boer is a business owner, and his surveillance camera caught the speeding white SUV.

Boer said he was working at his computer at his business, located near the location where the hit-and-run incident took place, when his camera caught the driver of the SUV speeding away.

“If it was an accident, all he had to do was stop," said Boer. "It was quite obvious he had a major reason to be getting away by what I saw of my footage.”

Boer ran outside after he saw people on his monitor jumping out of their car. The people were at a stop sign and witnessed the hit-and-run. They were also the ones who called 911.

“The person was just laying there I mean you could tell he was breathing,” said Boer. 

Witnesses who saw the crash told him it was intentional.

Another nearby business also captured the hit-and-run incident on their surveillance cameras. That video, along with other footage, was given to Tucson police.

“Hopefully people will realize there's cameras up everywhere and that you're not going to get away with anything," said Boer. "Let's all start acting civilized.”

TPD said the victim suffered serious injuries, but is recovering.

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