SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The LAPD has released surveillance video showing the moment a father of a 6-year-old boy was struck by a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run on Easter Sunday.
At around 4 a.m. on Easter Sunday, police say 39-year-old Ricardo Cordova was crossing the street at the intersection of 74th and Hoover in South L.A., in a well-lit crosswalk, when a silver colored sedan struck the man, killing him.
Police say Cordova was just paces away from his home.
The suspect vehicle hit Cordova so hard that he landed nearly a block away near 75th Street.
Now, Cordova's family, including his young son, are asking the public for help in finding his killer.
"I feel sad because my dad. Sometimes the cars don't listen to not stop, and I didn't want my dad to be killed or hurt on his body," said Jason Cordova, the victim's son.
The driver of the vehicle failed to render any aid to Cordova and fled the scene.
Cordova's wife says what happened to him has left them heartbroken.
"It's not right they left him lying there. He is a human being. He is a father, husband and a son. The truth is we are heartbroken for his loss. We need you to help us," said Katy Cordova, the victim's widow.
Cordova was pronounced dead at the scene by LAFD paramedics, who had tried to save his life upon arrival.
Police and Cordova's family are urging anyone with any information on the hit-and-run to come forward. A $50,000 reward is being offered to anyone who provides information that leads to the identification of the suspected driver.
"God is going to take care of my dad up there so I can see him and I can hug him and tell him something," said Jason Cordova.