By Calvin Swanson:
A 29-year-old Roseville man has been arrested on the suspicion of murder after he struck three people walking on a sidewalk, killing one of them and driving off last week.
Police arrested Timothy Ayman Bakdash Thursday at his workplace, according to a St. Paul Pioneer Press article. He is being held at Hennepin County jail without bail due to the probable cause of attempted murder, according to a Star Tribune article.
Benjamin Van Handel, 23, of Appleton Wis., died Thursday, six days after he was struck by Bakdash's car just outside of Dinkytown, according to the Star Tribune. Bakdash's car was traveling the wrong way on SE. 5th Street near 12th Avenue. Two pedestrians, Katelynn Hanson, 21, and Sarah Bagley, 21, were also hit but did not suffer any serious injuries.
It is not know whether the suspect was under the influence of drugs or aclohol, according to the Star Tribune. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported information from witnesses led police to Backdash.