Canton Man facing Murder Charges for Striking a man with His Car

A 45 year old Canton man is facing a homicide charge after police say he struck a pedestrian on purpose Monday morning.    Matthew Colopy is charged with murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence in the hit and run death of 41-year old Cateno Demetro of Canton.

They say officers were called to the 1900 block of 48th Street NW for a car/pedestrian accident and were told the vehicle left the scene.  Demetro was taken to a local hospital  where he later died.  After a short investigation, police determined it was an intentional act and Colopy was arrested a short time later.  They are still investigating the situation and ask anyone with information to contact the Canton Police Detective Bureau.

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