SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The man accused of a fatal hit-and-run in Sherman Heights Sunday was officially charged in court Friday.
Christopher Nunez, 28, is accused of running over 41-year-old Jason Gordon in the 1800 block of Market Street. He pleaded not guilty to one count of felony hit-and-run resulting in death.
San Diego Police say Gordon was crossing the street at the time.
Gordon was a husband and father of twin one-year-old girls.
His wife, Katie Gordon, wanted to address the judge in court Friday, but that was denied.
After the hearing, she shared what she wanted to tell him.
"I felt that if my husband couldn't come home to his wife and two daughters, then this person didn't deserve that either," she said.
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Surveillance cameras captured the silver SUV Nunez was allegedly driving, leaving the scene after the fatal hit-and-run. Nunez is accused of then going to Humberto’s Taco Shop on the corner of Broadway and 25th Street and ordering food.
A cashier who took his order told 10News Nunez appeared to have been drinking that night, but didn’t seem concerned. The cashier also said Nunez hit another vehicle in the taco shop’s parking lot when he was leaving.
Tuesday officials released photos of Nunez from the taco shop and tips to police started rolling in.
Wednesday police arrested Nunez at a home on Timothy Drive. There they also recovered the SUV believed to be involved in the hit-and-run.
Nunez was booked into the county jail on a felony hit-and-run charge. If convicted, he faces a maximum of four years in prison.
The investigation is still ongoing and he could face more charges.
Friends of the Gordon’s family have started a GoFundMe to help with the unexpected loss.