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Scooter crash victim's friends seek public's aid, still no suspect

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge Police are still on the hunt for the suspect responsible for a deadly hit and run, which took the life of the 20-year-old LSU student and Plucker's employee, Eric Fabre.

The hit and run suspect is still on the loose, and his friends are asking the public for help.

"We are his closest friends and have worked with him for years. We want to find the person responsible for his death," stated a friend and co-worker who contacted WAFB.

Fabre was looking forward to the next milestone and rite of passage in his life – turning 21 years old. His birthday was just a couple of weeks away. But, on Friday, June 20th, he was killed after witnesses say a red or maroon colored car hit Fabre's scooter. According to investigators, Fabre was thrown from his scooter and died from his injuries. The incident happened at an intersection on Airline Drive near Old Hammond Highway at around 1 a.m.

Fabre had been working at Plucker's on Nicholson Drive for the past three years. The general manager at Plucker's described Fabre as a lively, selfless, and giving man who was active and so excited about life.

The manager of Plucker's released the following statement:

"Our staff is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss to our close friend Eric Fabre. To say that Eric was loved by many, would be a vast understatement. Eric was one of the most selfless people I have ever had the privilege of coming in contact with. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eric's family and friends."

Cpl. Don Coppola with BRPD reported the vehicle that hit Fabre fled the scene. He added witnesses reported seeing a car drive off.

They said it was possibly a Chrysler 300. According to Coppola, the car may have front-end damage.

"We rely on body shops and witnesses. We ask for people who may work at those body shops or are neighbors of potential suspects, to give us a call," said Cpl. L'Jean McKneely.

"If they see a vehicle with damage or a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood, call us and we'll check it out. That has happened a couple of times and we've actually solved some hit and runs that way. These cases are best solved with tips from the public," McKneeley added.

Until then, Fabre's friends and family continue to face unanswered questions concerning who is responsible for this tragic incident.

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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