Mowed Down By Angry Driver: Dwight Richards, 56, Bayou Body Count No. 56

Police are looking for a "heavy set" black woman "wearing a purple top [and] black shorts" who they say used her car to mow down and kill a bar patron after a fight at closing time Saturday morning.

Dwight Richards, 56, was killed outside the Turning Point bar in the 3300 block of Old Spanish Trail when the woman, driving a black 2000 Ford Taurus, ran into him as he crossed the street, pushing him into oncoming traffic in the other direction, where he was hit again by a white SUV. Richards was pronounced dead at the scene.

How it went down, according to HPD:

The female suspect was inside a vehicle in the parking lot of the Turning Point night club when she got into an argument with some males. The suspect got enraged, backed out of the parking space and left the parking lot southbound on Allegheny Street.

The suspect then turned around on Allegheny, turned off her headlights, accelerated her vehicle in an unsafe manner and headed back toward the club.

Anyone with information in this case or on the identity of the wanted female driver of the Ford Taurus or of the white SUV is urged to contact the HPD Homicide or Vehicular Crimes Divisions at 713-308-3600 or 713-247-4072 respectively, or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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Richard Connelly
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