Months later, hit-and-run homicide remains unsolved

Henry Rodriguez was killed in May 2013 after being struck by a car in a hit and run.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A young father had his life taken from him by a hit-and-run driver in May of last year, and to this day – the crime remains unsolved.

Aida Rodriguez remains hopeful that her son’s killer will be brought to justice, and said there isn’t a day that goes by where the family doesn’t talk about Henry.

The father of one was only 21 years old when he was killed, becoming the city’s sixth homicide of the year. Surveillance video shows Rodriguez was involved in a fight outside of the Savers Mart gas station on Elmwood Avenue prior to him being struck by a vehicle, which then fled the scene.

For months now the family has been waiting for answers, while Providence police say the case remains an open and active investigation.

“I just know that the way my brother was killed was horrifying,” said Rodriguez’s sister, Axa. “He had a lot of friends, a lot of people who cared about him because he was a good heart. He had a good heart.”

Rodriguez’s death left his now 2-year-old daughter without a father. She’s now being raised by her grandmother.

“She knows who her father is. She’ll look at pictures of her father and she’ll say ‘papa, papa’,” Axa added. “We want justice.”

Below is our report following Rodriguez’s death in May of 2013.

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