Pedestrian dies after hit-and-run in Minneapolis Monday, police searching for driver

Police are looking for a driver after a man was fatally struck by a car Monday morning in Minneapolis. 

According to police, at about 2:20 a.m., authorities responded to a hit and run on the 600 block of Franklin Avenue West. 

When they arrived, officers were flagged down by a person at the scene who directed them to the victim. Officers began to provide aid to the man. The man was transported to the hospital where he later died.  According to the Hennpein County Medical Examiner, he has been identified as 31-year-old Idris Ali Yussuf of Brooklyn Park.

Police believe Yussuf was walking to his car that was parked on the south side of Franklin Avenue. As Yussuf was at the side of his car, the suspect vehicle struck him, pinning Yussuf between the cars momentarily. When the suspect vehicle fled, it caused Yussuf to become airborne and land in the street.

Homicide detectives are now assigned to the case. Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted electronically at All tips are anonymous and those providing information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a financial reward.