UPDATE 12/26/16 12:06 P.M. EST
New details have emerged in the hit and run case of Jean Paul Guerrero, know to many as DJ Jinx Paul.
Pix11 reports Kevin Ozoria turned himself into police on Friday (Dec. 23). However, due to “insufficient evidence,” a Brooklyn DA dropped the charges on Saturday (Dec. 24). They included leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and tampering with physical evidence. A body shop employee claimed the 27-year-old suspiciously brought his vehicle into his establishment on the same day as the hit and run and insisted the car wouldn’t be parked outside.
Ozoria’s aunt Nery Ordonez defended her nephew to NBC News. “Maybe he did it and maybe it was an accident but he didn’t want to kill nobody,” Ordonez said. “You know, you get scared.”
Witnesses told police a woman fled the scene before the car took off, but it hasn’t been determined if she was driver or the passenger.
The investigation is still open.
Radio personality Jean Paul Guerrero, also known as DJ Jinx Paul of SBS Mega 97.9, is dead at 39 after reportedly being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run, on Monday in Brooklyn. The Spanish-language radio station confirmed his death Tuesday (Dec. 19).
“It is a moment of great pain and sadness for Mega 97.9 FM and the radio fans due to the sudden and unexpected death of our companion and friend, DJ Jinx Paul, who will always be remembered,” said Eric Garcia, CRO of the radio division and GM of SBS New York, in a statement. “On behalf of the SBS family New York, we send our heartfelt condolences to his wife to his child, brothers and relatives.”
Our condolences to his loved ones.