Grieving mother speaks out; no arrests one year after hit and run driver kills her son

- One year has passed and a Charlotte mother still has no answers in the death of her son, 21-year old Khalid Perry, who was killed by a hit and run driver in East Charlotte last July.

“Somebody’s still out there. They’re trying to avoid it. You killed somebody,” said Nicole Parker, Perry’s mother.

“He liked to joke. He like to play. He like to have fun,” Parker said of Perry.

Perry was walking home from a night out with friends last July 30, a Saturday around 2:15 a.m. when police say the driver of a silver car, seen on surveillance video, hit him at the intersection of Albemarle and Lawyers Roads and left him for dead.

“You know you hit something and did you stop to see what it was? Even if it was an animal, did you look to see? My son wasn’t an animal, and he deserves better.”

For one year, Parker hasn’t had any answers.

“It was terror for me, it was horrible, it was a nightmare.”

“To me, it feels like it’s just cold, as if my son didn’t matter, as if there’s nothing going on.”

Investigators tracked the driver's location before the hit and run using traffic cameras. They believe the driver came from the direction of Harris boulevard between the intersections of Trysting and Lawyers Roads. And the silver car should have had damage to the right side of the windshield and maybe on the hood and roof.

“There’s still time to say I’m sorry even though that’s not going to bring him back, but just admit…even if it was a mistake, things happen. Just come forward.”

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 704-336-8862 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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