Justin Roger Poindexter, 38, of Durham, was arrested by Durham police Wednesday and charged with felony hit and run in the death of 72-year-old Phillip Shaw late Tuesday night.
Mr. Shaw, who lived on the street where he died, was killed at about 11:20 p.m. in the 3700 block of Fayetteville Street, just north of Cook Road and in front of a Caroco gas station, police said.
Police had said they did not have a description of the driver, but were looking for a black 2007 to 2011 Toyota Avalon that was missing the Toyota emblem from the grill and part of the fog light assembly on the right side. The car was said to probably have a broken windshield, police said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 919-83-1200.