DENVER (CBS4) – Police in Denver would like the public’s help locating a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run last Wednesday.

According to police, at approximately 8:30 p.m. a man identified as John Higgins, also known as “Catfish,” was crossing East Colfax Avenue near North Tamarac Street when he was struck by a car traveling westbound on Colfax.

John Higgins, a.k.a. "Catfish" (credit: CBS)

John Higgins, a.k.a. “Catfish” (credit: CBS)

A friend of Higgins saw the incident and came to his aid to keep other vehicles from striking him.

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Higgins was suffered serious injuries but is expected to live.

“The vehicle fled the scene, last seen northbound on Trenton Street from Colfax Avenue,” police said in a statement.

Higgins friend was able to provide police with a description of the suspect vehicle — a white or silver 2008-2009 Dodge Charger.

“It should be missing the driver’s side rear view mirror as a result of this collision,” police said.

Outside The Hangar on East Colfax Avenue where the hit-an-run occurred (credit; CBS)

Outside The Hangar on East Colfax Avenue where the hit-an-run occurred (credit; CBS)

Additional Information From The Denver Police Department

Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). Text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter the message or send an e-mail to


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