Cops in New York say they detained the driver who presumably struck and killed Robert Maraj, the dad of rap artist Nicki Minaj, recently on Long Island.

Nassau County Authorities Det. Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said on Wednesday that Charles Polevich, 70, was apprehended after turning himself in.

Polevich deals with charges for leaving the scene of a fatal auto accident and for taking procedures to conceal or camouflage his unique 1992 white Volvo station wagon from authorities, Fitzpatrick said, adding that cops tracked it before and after the mishap utilizing security footage.

” We kind of tracked it ideal to his house,” Fitzpatrick said.

Polevich owns a house in Mineola, New York City, on Long Island, however lives in Guam, the U.S. territory in the western Pacific, Fitzpatrick stated.

Representatives for Nicki Minaj did not right away react to a NBC News request for comment.

Polevich did not immediately react to a NBC News e-mail asking for remark.

The crash took place around 6: 15 p.m ET on Friday as snow lined the streets in Mineola.

Maraj, 64, was strolling in the street when he was struck by Polevich, who was traveling in the exact same direction, Fitzpatrick said.

” Mr. Povelich did stop at that time, but then got away after that once he saw that he had actually injured this individual,” Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick added that Polevich would likely not have actually dealt with charges if he had actually not left the scene.

According to public records, Polevich is the president of Allied Pacific Environmental Consulting, Inc., in Guam.

Image: Tim Fitzsimons Tim Fitzsimons

Tim Fitzsimons is a reporter for NBC News.

Diana Dasrath



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