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Daughter Of Deadly Hit And Run Victim Speaks Out

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Police are calling it a random act of violence that had deadly results. Police are calling it a random act of violence that had deadly results.

Police are calling it a random act of violence that had deadly results.

It all started when three men walked into the Crest Foods at Rockwell Ave. and Hefner Rd. and started punching people in the face.

It ended right across the street, with them running someone over during their getaway.

“They just ran him over,” said the daughter of 53-year-old Rodney Lynch. “They must have been going fast-that's what the security lady said. She was in the parking lot.”

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Lynch's daughter is too afraid to show her face after what happened to her father. But she wants people to know how much he will be missed.

“He's a great dad, an amazing husband, he was married to my mom for 26 years,” she said.

In fact, Rodney and his wife worked the overnight shift together at Walmart Neighborhood Market and his wife was at work when the hit and run happened.

His daughter said they had just returned from their dinner break when Rodney went back out to the parking lot to retrieve something from his car.

“He forgot his apron,” said his daughter, fighting back tears.

Right now, 21-year-old Jabari Berry is in jail accused in the fatal hit and run.

He is also believed to be one of the three men who walked into the Crest Grocery store just moments before, and who attacked at least two workers there.

“All I know is I woke up and I had a pounding headache and my leg hurt,” said Brenton Abernathy, who is was one of the men hit.

He still can't believe he got knocked out cold.

“I was on my aisle stocking my aisle and I woke up three hours later in the emergency room,” said Abernathy. “Apparently, I had a concussion. I was still talking, but don't remember any of it.”

Police are still trying to determine the motive behind this crime spree.

But a witness at Crest said one of the three suspects who took part in the attack used there.

Jabari Berry is accused of second degree murder, leaving the scene of a deadly accident, and driving without a license.

Police tracked him down to his home and found the car identified by witnesses as being the red SUV he was driving during the fatal collision.

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