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Sajid Barajas’ family honors him at the same spot where he was killed while riding his bike in Houston’s East End

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Family and friends gathered to ensure their loved one, who was hit and killed by a driver in Houston’s Greater East End, is not forgotten.

On Friday morning they returned to the place where Sajid Barajas was killed.

FIEL, or Familias Immigrantes Estudiantes en la lucha, joined Barajas’ family to honor him.

According to Houston police, the 47-year-old man was riding his bicycle at about 2:15 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of South Cesar Chavez Boulevard near Rusk when the driver of a white Nissan Altima hit Barajas from behind.

Barajas was thrown onto the street near a railway track. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the driver of the Altima was speeding when they met Barajas, left the car in a nearby parking lot and ran away.

Authorities later determined that the car was stolen. A description of the driver was not immediately released. Investigators took custody of the Nissan to process for DNA, HPD Sgt. David Rose told ABC13 after the crash.

Police are reminding the public that state law requires drivers to provide assistance and call 911 regardless of what happened or whether or not they have first aid training.

Anyone with information regarding the case or the driver being sought is urged to call the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072. You can also speak to Crime Stoppers anonymously at 713-222-TIPS.

The video above our previous coverage of this incident.

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Dais Johnston

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