Man Dies after Being Hit by Car; Stockton Police Search for Driver

STOCKTON -- The community's help is needed in locating the driver suspected in the hit-and-run of a 66-year-old man on Saturday.

Around 7:25 p.m., the Stockton Police Department reported Jesus Madrid was hit on East Main Street and Searchlight Avenue.

He later died at an area hospital from his injuries.

Arcelia and Rosalio Madrid are still trying to piece together what happened to their younger brother after he was hit while trying to cross the street.

"I'm still numb about this. I can't cry, I never expected him to die this way," said Arcelia Madrid, an older sister.

Jesus Madrid, better known as "Chuey," was just turning his life around. Jesus Madrid was battling with homelessness and drug addiction but recently got a place near where he was hit, according to his family.

“We never looked down on him because of his problems [or the] choices he made," Arcelia Madrid said. "He was always our brother and we didn't shun away from him."

He was the youngest of 15 children.

"You wanted something done, he'll do it for you,” said Rosalio Madrid, Jesus Madrid's older brother.

Many of his friends said he was kind.

Family and friends left candles at the spot where the incident happened and are sad that the person that hit him didn’t stop to help.

Police are searching for the car in this surveillance photograph. (Credit: Stockton Police Department)

After reviewing surveillance footage in the area, police are now looking for what appeared to be either a white Chevrolet Trailblazer, S-10 Blazer, or Oldsmobile Bravada. They ask that anyone with information contact Crime Stoppers.

A GoFund me page is being set up by Chuey’s family to help with funeral costs.