A Manhattan man was killed early Friday morning in an apparent hit-and-run accident just blocks from his home.
Police say Antonio Ramirez, 40, was struck by a car at the intersection of Audubon Avenue and West 177th Street in Washington Heights around 4:30 a.m.
Family members say he was coming home from working at a restaurant when he was struck and dragged a full city block.
"It's very tough for the family right now and the only thing we're hoping is that the guy turn himself in or the police is going to get him," said Gilberto Garcia, the victim's brother-in-law.
Family members set up a small memorial at the scene.
They say he was a loving husband and father to four children.
"It's hard, it's really hard," said Leslie Ramirez, the victim's daughter. "It's not something you do, you just don't leave a man in the middle of the street."
"I'm very sorry for this guy because he was a nice guy," said Andres Gonzalez, a neighbor.
Police say the car that hit Ramirez was described as a dark colored Infinity.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.