Suspect arrested in Jersey City hit-and-run that killed deaf man

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Lauren Glassberg reports on a man who was arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Jersey City.

A man was arrested in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed a deaf man who was struck while standing at a bus stop in Jersey City.

The 19-year-old man, believed to be the driver, was arrested late Thursday afternoon.

A 16-year-old was also questioned by police, and authorities say they are still searching for a third suspect.

The victim was killed Tuesday morning during a police pursuit. The stolen SUV was being chased by sheriff's officers throughout Jersey City before 33-year-old Umar King was hit.

King was a fixture of the Jersey City deaf community, and he taught sign language when he wasn't working for FedEx.

"I cried a lot yesterday," the victim's brother, Raheem King, said. "I'm trying my hardest not to cry, because I want to be strong for my mother. And I just don't know how to feel right now, because I lost a brother. My only brother."

Raheem King said the arrest did lift a weight off his shoulders.

Students, friends and other loved ones hugged Wednesday night, wiping away a fountain of tears at a vigil.

"He was a church-going person who had a big heart," one friend said. "He was a great person, and when he loved, he loved a lot. He was such a happy person who brought smiles to everybody."

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