A 35-year-old man turned himself into authorities Monday night in connection to the fatal hit-and-run that claimed the life of an off-duty NYPD cop on the New Jersey Turnpike on Sunday.
According to NBC NY, William Espinal-Mejia has been arrested and charged with second-degree leaving the scene of a fatal accident. His bail has been set to $100,000.
Espinal-Mejia turned himself in on Monday night, ABC said.
At about 3 a.m. on Feb. 28 Vincent Harrison had gotten into an accident with another vehicle in Elizabeth, New Jersey, NBC reported. As he got out of the car to talk to the other driver, a car — allegedly being driven by Espinal-Mejia —struck him.
The driver of the car that hit Harrison then drove away.
Harrison, who died at the scene, was a member of the 100th Precinct in Queens.
“One of the things that everyone will remember about [Harrison] is his infectious smile and laugh. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends,” his family said in a statement quoted by NBC.