Video of Suspect Vehicle in Fatal Hit-and-Run Released

Authorities have released new video of the vehicle suspected of being involved in a fatal hit-and-run last month in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood.

The vehicle that struck and killed 40-year-old Pierre Desir, of Boston, is believed to be an older model Chrysler 300, dark in color and likely blue or black. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, the sedan sustained front-end, headlight, and possibly windshield damage.

The description of the suspect's vehicle was based on evidence at the scene, video footage and witness statements to state police investigators.

Fatal Hit and Run Investigation

Authorities released the video clips and images hoping someone will come forward with information.

The district attorney is also asking auto body shops who may have worked on a vehicle matching the description, to contact police.

"It’s possible that this vehicle may have been brought in for repair work during the past week or so," Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. "It may be in a garage or parking lot. Whatever the circumstances, the public’s observations may be our best chance to locate the vehicle, and we ask anyone with information to come forward."

Desir, who family members called TJ Stephens, was pronounced dead when police arrived at the area of 972 Morton St.

"I know things happen, but I want to know what happened to my son," said Stephen's grief-stricken mother, Adrienne, as she called for the driver to come forward.

Surveillance video from a camera at the intersection of Gallivan Boulevard and Dorchester Avenue shows a vehicle next to a larger SUV traveling westbound on Gallivan Boulevard, traveling from right to left and passing directly in front of the camera.

TJ Stephens was killed in an early morning hit-and-run Saturday.

Another camera shows a white taxi on the right side of the frame traveling away from the camera, followed shortly after by the suspect vehicle as both travel onto Morton Street.

The taxi driver has spoken with police.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.

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