Friends are demanding justice for the man struck by three vehicles after falling onto a road late Friday night. Julian Branker was walking his normal route when he fell onto the road near 36th and Leavenworth around 11:30 p.m. Friday.
He was struck by three vehicles, and none of them stopped. Branker died at the hospital.
Shayna Vinderslev told 6 News that she tried helping the man earlier in the night, after he fell onto Leavenworth St. around 8:30. "He had slipped and fallen into the street. At that time I had called paramedics and 911 and stayed with the gentleman until they arrived, just to make sure he was safe."
When police and paramedics arrived, Branker refused medical treatment and was sent on his way to fall again, when nobody was there to help.
A man named Charles was one of Branker's best friends and he tells 6 News he wants justice for his friend. "For his death, the way it happened, nobody saw anything. I just don't find that easy to believe. The people who did it, they know who they are. Have a conscience, have a heart, turn yourself in. Don't be worried about getting in trouble. This is a family member, this is a father, a brother, an uncle. If it was you, you would want to know what happened to your family member."
Police said they are investigating the incident as a hit and run. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.