Suspect in Fatal Sherman heights hit-and-run expected in court

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A motorist who allegedly drove off after fatally injuring a pedestrian in Sherman Heights early Sunday — stopping at a nearby fast-food restaurant before continuing to flee — is slated to make his initial court appearance Friday.

Christopher Nunez, 28, is accused in the Sunday morning death of 41- year-old Jason Gordon, who was struck just before 2 a.m. in the 1800 block of Market Street.

Police said a 2008 GMC Envoy struck Gordon as he was crossing the street and dragged him about 100 feet down the roadway, according to Sgt. Victoria Houseman. He died at the scene.

A short time later, Nunez, the driver of the damaged SUV stopped and bought food at Humberto’s Taco Shop in the 1000 block of 25th Street, about a half- mile from the site of the traffic fatality, police said. While leaving the eatery, he backed his vehicle into a sedan and was confronted by witnesses before speeding off again, according to investigators.

Surveillance cameras and tips from the public led investigators to identify Nunez as the suspect in the case. He was taken into custody after officers found the Envoy parked at a home in the 5400 block of Timothy Drive in Oak Park, Houseman said.

Nunez was booked into the San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of hit- and-run causing death and was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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