Family of Storrow Drive hit-and-run victim meets Good Samaritan who helped catch suspect

BOSTON — It was a moment of gratitude for the family of Brandon Jennings. Friday was the first time they got to meet the Good Samaritan who helped catch the suspect police say hit and killed their loved one.

“This is so surreal,” said Jenning’s girlfriend, Jalene Brown. “I’m so grateful you were there. I’m about to get teary-eyed.”

Jennings, 22, was walking on Storrow Drive by himself exactly two weeks ago when police say an intoxicated Miguel Rodriguez, 36, hit Jennings and took off.

That’s where the good Samaritan, who wants to remain anonymous, entered the picture.

“Usually when you see something like that happen you are in a state of shock,” said Brown.

“I didn’t know what was happening,” said the Good Samaritan. “I just know there was another car that stopped, and the car that kept going. I didn’t stop either. I just felt it was right to keep going. I didn’t know how long I was going to be traveling for, but I had State Police on the line and knew if I couldn’t catch up to him, somebody would.”

After witnessing the crash, he followed the car from Storrow Drive to Rodriguez’s home in Lynn and told police, who were able to go and make the arrest.

“If a witness can safely maintain visual contact of a suspect from a distance, while not violating any laws or putting himself or any other member of the public in jeopardy, and provide updates of the suspect’s location, such information can be invaluable to police,” said Dave Procopio, Unit Director MSP Media Relations.

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