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Police identify Albany hit and run suspect

Name and tag number of Albany hit and run suspect released

ALBANY — Police are looking for Gwanatisha Solomon, 37, who they believe was driving a car that struck two Albany youngsters Sunday.

The incident occurred around 12:23 a.m. in the 1400 block of South Slappey Boulevard, officials say, when Camryn Mitchell and Nalijah Miller were frightened by what they believed to be gunshots and attempted to run across the highway. The driver of the car that hit them fled the scene in the vehicle, officials say.

Mitchell and Miller were transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, where they were treated for their injuries. Both have since been released, hospital officials say.

According to police, an officer at the scene spotted a white 2003 Buick Century, license plate No. PTP4841, which appeared to have damage consistent with having struck an individual.

The officer followed the Buick to a residence in the 2400 block of Habersham Road, officials say, where the owner of the vehicle said that Soloman had been driving the car. Solomon could not be located, officials say.

Anyone with information on Solomon’s whereabouts is asked to call the Albany Police Department at (229) 431-2100 or Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) to report anonymously for a possible reward.

The APD warns that anyone assisting Solomon could face charges for hindering the investigation.