Local father of 7 killed in hit-and-run

Local father of 7 killed in hit-and-run, family waiting for justice

Posted: Updated:
An undated photo of Roderick Bridges An undated photo of Roderick Bridges
(WJBK) -

Roderick Bridges, 32, was killed Nov. 2, 2013 by a hit-and-run driver.

"He really liked to tell a lot of jokes and I would laugh, and I would laugh so hard I used to cry," says Raleica. She is one of Roderick's seven children.

Roderick, one of his brothers and other relatives were at Jimmy's Lounge on Kercheval Street in Detroit celebrating a niece's birthday that day in Nov. Roderick was leaving when someone started shooting. Everyone started running and he was run over.

"You can't hit something that big and not know that you hit something, and they kept on going," Cynthia Bridges, Roderick's mother, says. She is now looking after three of Roderick's children.

Cynthia says the family has received information regarding the suspected driver. They say they passed the information along to Detroit police but the case investigation has not moved forward.

"They haven't done anything yet, that's my whole concern. They haven't done anything - yet," Cynthia tells Fox 2's Amy Lange.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from family in a report from Amy Lange

In the meantime, the family is speaking out as they pray and wait for justice.  

Anyone with information please call Detroit police or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-SPEAK-UP (800-773-2587).

  • Amy LangeMore from Amy LangeMore>>

  • Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor charged with domestic violence

    Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor charged with domestic violence

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:18:53 GMT
    Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Robert Stevens, 50, was arrested Sunday at his Macomb County home, after his wife called 911 claiming that he assaulted her.
    Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Robert Stevens, 50, was arrested Sunday at his Macomb County home, after his wife called 911 claiming that he assaulted her.
  • Friends mourn murdered Bloomfield Twp. man

    Friends mourn murdered Bloomfield Twp. man

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-09-10 04:14:50 GMT
    Friends of murdered Bloomfield Twp mourn 77-year-old Billy Whitelaw who was found dead in his Knoll Pointe condo just days ago.
    Friends of murdered Bloomfield Twp mourn 77-year-old Billy Whitelaw who was found dead in his Knoll Pointe condo just days ago.
  • Judge says possible resolution in Bashara murder case

    Judge says possible resolution in Bashara murder case

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-09-09 01:34:15 GMT
    Bob Bashara was back in court today for what was supposed to be the final conference before his trial starts for the brutal murder of his wife. However, in court today, Wayne County Circuit court judge Vonda Evans suggested that Bashara consider accepting a plea deal that was discussed privately in the her chambers.
    Bob Bashara was back in court today for what was supposed to be the final conference before his trial starts for the brutal murder of his wife. However, in court today, Wayne County Circuit court judge Vonda Evans suggested that Bashara consider accepting a plea deal that was discussed privately in the her chambers.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

4739 NW 53rd Avenue, Sutie B
Gainesville, FL 32653

Phone: (352) 371-0051

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices