Round Rock police release new evidence in unsolved fatal hit-and-run


ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Round Rock police are asking for the public’s help regarding information into a fatal hit-and-run on Gattis School Road near Surrey Drive April 17.

The incident happened around 1:40 a.m. April 17. Cleveland Deshon Elliott, 24 years old, was hit and killed by a blue passenger car, according to police.

For Elliott’s family, the last three months have felt more like years.

“I just want closure,” said Elliott’s father, Cleveland Elliott, Sr. “I deserve that. We deserve that as a family.”

Police now say the suspect was driving a blue car without a sunroof with LED or HID headlights. The vehicle has possible damage to the front or may have been recently repaired. The vehicle entered Round Rock westbound on Gattis School Road from Williamson County.

Police released new video that shows the car driving about two blocks away from where Elliott was hit.

Detectives tell KXAN they waited to release the video because they needed to clean it up. They said they wouldn’t have nailed down the car’s specifics otherwise, and that a vague description of the car wouldn’t have yielded helpful tips.

“It has not been until recently when we’ve been able to have enough specific information that we wanted to put that out,” said Sgt. Tim Chancellor.

Elliott’s parents believe there is more surveillance video out there, and they’d like to see police release it.

“They should be able to give us a definitive description of the car, and we should be able to get a license plate there,” said Elliott, Sr.

If you have any information on a vehicle or person you believe is involved, email Detective Weaver or you can submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Cleveland Elliott’s family is holding a benefit this Sunday to raise money for a separate investigation.

The details of the event are here, where you can also make a donation.

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